Reflecting God's creations in their actual forms
The Bengal School of Art commonly referred to as Bengal School was an art movement and a style of Indian painting that originated in Bengal, primarily in Kolkata and Shantiniketan and flourished throughout the Indian subcontinent, during the British Raj in the early 20th century. A sneak-peek into the artworks of veteran artist Uma Bardhan will remind you of the influence the Bengal school has on her artworks.
Born in 1945, Bardhan is originally from Kolkata, currently based in Gurgaon specializes in figurative paintings, landscapes in water colour on silk, oil on canvas and water mixable oil on canvas.
Talking about her muse for her artworks, the veteran artist says, "God is the supreme creator of this universe and I, as an artist take extreme pleasure in reflecting his creation in their actual forms."
Bardhan keeps shuttling between Kolkata and Gurgaon and feels that earlier there was not enough space for art and culture in the city but over time people are becoming aware of art and aesthetics which is a positive sign as far as preserving art is concerned. Ask the artist about her muse in the city, and she is quick to retort, 'Its Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity Park in Sector 52 because it is massive in size and moves the viewer by its beauty. The green expanse is truly attractive'
Cut-throat competition in the market does not bog her down as she keeps up her hard work in making artworks of timelessness.