National Gallery Of Modern Art – A Visit For Knowledge By JEDIIIANs
Students pursuing their Diploma in Fine Jewellery Design of July 2021 batch were given the opportunity to witness one of the best Modern Art Gallery on 17th of November 2021 at The National Gallery of modern Art.
This visit was organised by the class mentor of the batch, Ms. Rupali to bring about the understanding of the various types of art work done by different artists from pre to post Indian Freedom Movement. National Gallery of Modern Art is an art gallery that is located in Bangalore that was inaugurated in 2009. Modern Indian Art works are showcased here along with house paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, Rabindranath Tagore and a large number of Modern and Contemporary artists Equipped with an auditorium, a public art reference library, a cafeteria, and a museum shop which is also a facilitation block.
JD Institute Students were able to admire and appreciate how artisans worked and created magic
The NGMA Bengaluru looks ahead to becoming a hub of art activities and a major cultural centre at Bengaluru. The gallery organizes and hosts talks on art and culture by speakers, seminars, film screenings as well as workshops and guided walks throughout the year. NGMA Bangalore currently houses approximately 500 exhibits that are spread across a corridor, tiny rooms and large spacious halls that span two floors. You could cover this in between 1 and 2 hours. The exhibits have been displayed – classified into broad categories – according to different time periods, art schools and by artists. One can see paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, the Tagore brothers and Rabindranath Tagore and a large number of Modern and Contemporary artists.
The NGMA has modern, postmodern art and traditional Indian art work. It hosts artwork from the 18th Century to present day. Sculptures by the likes of S. Dhanpal and Kanayi Kunhiraman as well as artworks by Arpita Singh and Anjolie Ela Menon are a part of the extensive collection The display includes Indian miniatures, colonial artists, Bengal School and post-independence artists which led to the birth of modern and postmodern art of today. In addition to permanent display of the paintings and sculptures, this NGMA also showcases national and international exhibitions regularly.
This time NGMA was celebrating a portion of the Gallery with “Saswat Maharathi, The Eternal Seeker” and the story behind him. The gallery also included an art installation of hand loom which was interconnected with all the corners of the gallery with it’s 6 yard loom story.
Separate corners has been allocated for different Shilpakar which includes “VenuShilpa” (Workmanship using Bamboo) , “Hastashilpa” (Hand craftsmanship), “Chitrakari” (painting using rice paper), the Story behind “Bodhidharma” was hand sketched in a 6 feet panel of paper.
Birsa Munda was an Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe. He spearheaded a tribal religious millenarian movement that arose in the Bengal Presidency in the late 19th century, during the British Raj, thereby making him an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement who was born on 15th November and as a tribute to that NGMA was celebrating his birthday week which students could witness being lucky that time.
The National Art Gallery show was held keeping in mind all the Covid Guidelines of the Government. Although the entry was through registration, students’ entry was only by special Invitation through the college. The students pursuing their Diploma in Fine Jewellery Designing ended their visit to the gallery with big smiles as through this they were given an opportunity to experience and relive the work of the artisans of our culture and tradition. JD Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore is known as one of the best design institutes of Karnataka for its well defined curriculum that does not focus on marks and grades alone, but also provides the student the perfect marriage between practical and theory knowledge. As the best design institute, it not only sticks to fashion but has a branched set of courses that range from fashion upto interior design and jewellery design. Jewellery design courses offered by JD Institute keeping in mind that all art begins from the simple understanding of Elements of Design. Thus, this educational visit to National Art Gallery Bengaluru was a big bonus for students to go back in time and relive the simplicity of everyday life and use of these elements.