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Himalayan Rhapsody of Geeta Kapadia begins in Landour

Friday, 19 November 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

Himalayan Rhapsody, an exhibition of paintings by Mumbai based artist Geeta Kapadia began at VR Art Space, in Landour, Mussoorie on Thursday. The show is a collection of 19 artworks based primarily on the Himalaya mountain range, ranging from Siachen Glacier in Kashmir to Kanto Peak in Arunachal Pradesh. These were painted by Kapadia over a period of six years.

There is the Nanda Devi mountain depicted in a relaxing posture and the Siachen glacier with its sculptured ice glaciers. Each work varies as she manages to capture the early dawn on snow peaks, the deep snow mountain ravines, the mountain lines which rise and fall in harmony.  Curator Surbhi Agarwal said that though there was no formal launch of the exhibition considering Covid protocols, the first day of the show attracted an interesting mix of visitors. The show will continue till January 18 next year, she added.

Kapadia is an artist, trekker and author born and brought up in Goa. A self taught artist who spent several years working with Indian folk arts, she has exhibited her paintings on Himalayas at various art galleries in Mumbai, Goa, Chandigarh and other locations. She has also published a book ‘Himalaya in My Sketch Book’ with black and white sketches and text. She is also the founder of the organisation Mittika aimed at promoting various folk art forms of India.

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