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Inauguration of Art Group “MAHSU ART” exhibition in the IRMT


On July 3rd 2012 “Oneness” exhibition of young Indian artists was opened in the Modern Art Exhibition Hall of the IRMT. The artists represent International Art Group “MAHSU ART” from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. This group headed by the Director Mrs. Rita Singh allows young artists to show their works and visions of art that they consider as a way for bridging humanity. They organize exhibitions and creativity camps in different parts of India. They have come to the Roerich Estate already for four years.

Paintings of nine artists were presented at the exhibition. Four of them came to Naggar personally. Their works, created in different styles, are united by love to Kullu Valley – and this love as the artists think enables them to show deepness and beauty of life in their paintings.

Puran Thapa from Nepal impressed in his watercolor paintings ancient houses of Rumsu village situated near the Roerich Estate. Every house is history of the ancestry that continues in people who live there now. As centuries ago the locals dry their colored clothes next to the houses, cultivate gardens and grow vegetables. This traditional way of life with a house as a center of that life arouses special feelings to the young artist.

Mountain tops and colorful flags in the pictures of Aditya Singh Thakur attract attention by their bright contrast that is possible to see only at Himalaya heights. Sunlight reflecting from white snow fulfills colors and paints and inspires the artist to share this joy in his works.

Anjali Thakur, an artist from Manali combines mandalas and images of goddesses of Kullu Valley to meditating art. Suddenly the Himalayan Temple of Hadimba Goddess in the Anjali’s painting reminded Old Russian Kingdom of Berendeys to the Russian guests.

Beautiful roses in watercolor paintings of Neelam Rana harmonically matched with the conception of the exhibition reflecting beauty of nature, happiness of naturegazing and freedom to express own feelings. It is always glad to see those flowers in the Roerich Estate – roses were the most favorite flowers of Helena Roerich who considered them as a symbol of heart, excellence and energy of the Fiery World.

The artists who couldn’t come to the exhibition inauguration were presented to the guests by Puran Thapa. Paintings by Dr. Bhader Singh, assistant to the professor in RKMV College in Shimla demonstrated bells that are well known to the regular visitors of the IRMT. A bell is a divine sign of the world harmony, symbol of kindness and happiness in all beliefs and religions. Sounding bells in Bhader Singh’s paintings awake our souls reminding us about higher spiritual values.

The artist Tsering Youdol from Ladakh showed Buddha in different states of mind expressed with different colors. We can remember remarkable words that Helena Roerich wrote about Buddha: “Let us pay due homage to that Great Mind which, impelled by a powerful Spirit, fathomed the very foundations of Existence, solved the problems of life and pointed out the goals of evolution as conscious cooperation with the Cosmos and communion with the far-off worlds.”

Eyes of Nepali girls in the paintings of Jamuna Gurung from Nepal reflect some supernatural light, unchildish deepness and wisdom. Portrait painting is a favorite art direction of the artist.

Graphic art of Tirthankar Biswas from Delhi demonstrated that even the fastest movement, an instantaneous emotion, the shortest communication can be expressed through art. His paintings are reflections of fast changing moments in our internal and external life.

The IRMT Russian-Indian team representatives Larisa Surgina and Amarjeet Anand wished success with all their hearts to the talented artists of the Art Group “MAHSU ART” and they also expressed their hope for further cooperation.

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