We had the opportunity of visiting the Chitra Santhe last Sunday – our first time – and we were awed by it! There was so much of art, so many different forms, so much of passion and creativity – no wonder we fell in love with it. We are sure we’ll be going to the event every year henceforth. 🙂
Chitra Santhe was like a carnival, with the entire area around Chitrakala Parishath cordoned off, with lakhs of visitors, with numerous stalls selling everything from ice creams and balloons and corn-on-the-cob alongside the beautiful art pieces. I didn’t buy any paintings, though, because I found everything way too expensive. Most of the paintings I liked were priced at Rs. 10,000 and above, and ultimately, I just decided to enjoy myself and admire the creations around me rather than trying to buy them.
So, here are some of my favourite creations from this year’s Chitra Santhe. These, from the many on display at the event, spoke to me, in spite of my limited knowledge of art.