Monday, February 7, 2011

Riot of Colors

On the last Sunday of January, for the past 8 years, Kumara Kripa Road in Bangalore says no to vehicles and transforms into a riot of colors. Artists from all over the country come together for the Karnataka Chitra Sante. Paintings in all hues, artists of all ages line the road and it is indeed a feast for the eyes and senses as you walk down in the shade of the huge trees on both sides.

Here are a few glimpses from this year's fest....

Beautiful Budhaas.....

Proudly displaying her art....

It is so life like, you have tear your eyes away to move on....

There were more than three artistes with similar paintings....

Lovely, isn't it?

Saw this awesome one last year too...

What I liked best this year was these portraits by Vipin Raphael. Look at the eyes of that girl, it is so full of life that it is almost impossible to believe it is a pencil sketch.

The artist is from Kochi :-)

p.s. - photos courtesy hubby dear


  1. Thank u sooo much Bindu. I so miss Chitra Sante!

  2. Wow! This is amazing! You know, I have been to one :( Hopefully next year.

  3. Maybe we should meet next year at the Sante. Wouldn't that be fun?
    Swaram is going to be there next year...I think :-)

  4. Yes, yes, lets all plan to meet up next year :) I meant to write - I have never been to one :( in the time I was in Bangalore. Hazards of multitasking, I guess.

  5. Oh God, Amazing...! Thanks for sharing.

    beatuiful lovely .. SO much talent .. wish all these artists get recognised and get what they deserve.. All the best to all of them

    thanks for taking the pics and putting them for the likes of me to enjoy them


  7. @Smitha - Yes, let us plan :-)

    @Anonymous - My pleasure

    @ Bikram - He is an amazing talent. I'll share his blog and facebook profile. It is breath taking