Bangalore, India (PressExposure) August 06, 2014 -- The stage is set for 'Art Bengaluru 2014' - one of the most reputed national art festivals in India. The 5th edition of this annual art soiree is all set to bring the Renaissance period alive in Bangalore with the theme for this year being European Art History. This festival, which is one of The Collection at UB City's & Sublime Galleria's annual proprietary events, is a celebration of art, culture and luxury. Art Bengaluru which started in 2010 is South India's biggest art festival, which brings a melange of artwork and artists from across the country as well as from abroad, under one roof. Art Bengaluru 2014 begins on 21st August 2014 and will continue till the 30th of the Month.
Every year, Art Bengaluru becomes bigger and better but this year's edition is on a truly international scale. The art festival will showcase 13 top galleries including one from New York, one from Vietnam, apart from presenting one of China's most popular artists, Liu Bolin and his work, for the first-time ever in India.
Also known as "The Invisible Man", Bolin's art has been showcased in museums across the world. Bolin will be exhibiting the now legendary "Hiding in the City" series - photographic works that began as performance art in 2005, apart from unveiling a creation that he's working on exclusively for Art Bengaluru 2014.
Speaking about Art Bengaluru, Uzma Irfan - Executive Director, Corporate Communications - Prestige Group, Founder - Sublime Galleria and Conceptualizer & Organizer - Art Bengaluru said, "This year's theme is the Renaissance period in European Art History, which is considered one of the richest eras for art, invention, culture & science. This period marks the beginning of new thinking, patronage and most importantly, the rebirth of classical art. Art Bengaluru, over the past 4 years, has attempted to increase art appreciation in the city and encourage fresh thinking, new ideologies pertaining to art and its mediums. Bangalore is home to some of the most liberal minds in the country and this celebrated event aims to carve a niche for Bangalore on the global map of Art & Luxury. The journey with Art Bengaluru this year will be both informative as well as a delight for the senses. I invite each and every one of you to make this event a success with your participation."
About the Theme:
The 5th edition of Art Bengaluru aims to reflect upon the Renaissance period, one of the most prominent art periods in Europe, by highlighting some of the best works of art from around the world. The Collection at UB City, this year, will be transformed into a haven of European Art, giving us a glimpse of the past, by bringing alive the Renaissance period. The rich chapters of European Art History will be the inspiration for the decor, theme and installations within UB City, whose architecture already resonates an international theme. With mashaal lighting, a frame entrance, the Colosseum as the backdrop for the evening's entertainment, the festival is all set to transport one back in time to one of the most enriching eras of European Art, showcased by a life-size book on the various famous paintings, junk art of paintings and an enormous scroll with information on the era.
The word 'Renaissance' is a French word meaning rebirth and refers to the revival of art and culture in Europe after the Middle Ages and to the actual revolution, focused around one of the city-states of Italy, Florence. This revolution was the resurgence of creative study and the glorification of artists, painters and sculptures. Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci & Raphael were some of the famous artists from this period.
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As always, Art Bengaluru 2014 will commence with a grand Opening Night that will introduce the theme of the festival. The Chief Guest, celebrated artist, Mr. Krishnamachari Bose, will be creating an installation, based on the theme of Renaissance, exclusively for the Inauguration. His artwork titled 'No-Thing/Nothing' seeks to build on the extremities and the subtleties that are prevalent in one's life. The evening's entertainment will include unveiling of the installation, along with an awe-inspiring dance performance, which will bring the era alive for its audience.
Galleries at Art Bengaluru 2014:
Several reputed International & National Art Galleries are participating in the festival this year, including Klein Sun Gallery (New York), Vietnam Street Gallery (Vietnam), Nature Morte (Delhi), Latitude 28 (Delhi), Progressive Art Gallery (Delhi), Gurukala Gallery (Delhi), Art Salon (Delhi), Art Houz (Chennai), Asian Art House (Hyderabad), Christel House (Bangalore), iSpace Art Gallery (Bangalore) & Purple Turtles (Bangalore) among others.
Artists at Art Bengaluru 2014:
Several reputed artists are showcasing their work at this year's festival including R.B. Bhaskaran, S.G. Vasudev, Jaykumar G., A.V. Illango, Alphonso Arul Doss, Athiveera Pandian, C. Douglas, Gopinath, Vijay Pichumani, Asma Menon, Benitha, Premlatha Seshadri, Reena Kallat, Raghu Rai, Abhijeet, Raghunath Sahoo, Oinam Dilip, Steven Gandhi, Paramesh Paul, Prasenjit Sengupta, Gautam Mukherjii, Sekhar Roy, Gurukinkar Dhang, among others.
Artists at Sublime Galleria:
During this festival, Sublime Galleria will showcase well-known artist, Mohan Vijaya Raghavan's latest collection. An artist who draws inspiration from Renaissance Art & Architecture, Mohan's style is influenced by classical and rock music. His travels around the world have played a key role in expressing his views and beliefs through his art. Mohan's work - be it portraiture, still-life, streetscapes & landscapes - has been displayed in galleries the world over.