Artist NS Bendre’s ‘Drawing from Life’ exhibition captures the essence of everyday life with tenderness and appreciation and is open till January 23. It’s ongoing at the Treasure Art Gallery from 11am to 7pm.
This unique exhibition offers a rare glimpse into the intersection of Narayan Shridhar Bendre’s life and art, where family, friends, and lovers become the muses that inspired some of his most poignant works.
Bendre’s excellence is evident in his lucid compositions and continuous line work, showcased prominently in this collection.
Known for his love of observing everyday idioms, Bendre’s line drawings stand as powerful and poignant reminders of his artistic genius. Though seemingly simple, these drawings are celebrated for their minimalist beauty and their role in preserving the physicality of Indian places, customs, and people.
Unlike many contemporary artists who have moved away from drawing, this exhibition serves as a testament to the timeless significance of this art form.
In a world where drawing is often overshadowed by other forms of art, this exhibition acts as a profound lesson, encouraging a return to the drawing board. N.S. Bendre’s sketches, reminiscent of the great Pablo Picasso’s approach to discovery and engagement with the past, are carefully curated by Treasure Art Gallery as particularly beautiful and incredibly inspirational for this generation of art lovers.
“N.S. Bendre’ Drawing from Life” promises to be a visual feast, inviting attendees to immerse themselves in the simplicity and beauty of Bendre’s line drawings. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness the profound impact of Bendre’s art on contemporary sensibilities.
When: 11 am to 7 pm, January 6 – 25; Closed on Sundays
Where: D-24, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024