Ministers enjoy that freshness on canvas

New Delhi, Oct. 29 (ANI/Times News Network): Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh found it "reflective" and "deeply inward looking", junior Oil minister Jitin Prasada was impressed by the "riot of colours" even though he was self-confessedly "ignorant about art" and IT minister Sachin Pilot was moved by the poetry, but none remained indifferent to Trishla Jain's first solo exhibition of acrylic and oil paintings, That Freshness", at the Stainless Art Gallery here that came to a close on Thursday.

In fact, one of Jain's stated objectives is to make art accessible. "People think that 'art will go over my head'," said the self-taught young artist. "That's precisely why I have added some of my poetry with the canvases. People relate more easily with words. I thought the poetry will give an entry into the paintings. I would like art to be appreciated by one and all."

Hundreds of school children came to the five-day exhibition. The combination of paintings and poetry excited many of them, often leading to animated discussion between the school children and the artist.

Trishla's art is inspired by the Impasto technique of painting, where paint is laid on the canvas in thick layers. She allows the brush strokes to define natural forms, rather than drawing them out. Most of it is avant-garde, although the influence of masters like Monet and Van Gaugh can also be detected.

Culture secretary Jawahar Sircar was impressed by Trishla Jain's range of work in just two years. Altogether 50 large canvases were on display. In addition, there were over 15 installations, including sofas, chairs, paint brushes and even a ladder(ANI/Times News Network).

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