Around the world, through time and cultures, the tree has come to symbolize life, growth and the goodness of Nature. The series of paintings, “Elemental Spaces” by New Delhi-based artist Anjali Sapra germinated from her reflections on mythology; turning her thoughts into visual manifestations which are imbued with symbols, metaphors and elements of nature. Inspired by the techniques of impressionists and the Mughal miniaturists, Sapra celebrates the depth of the human experience and oneness with nature through her work.Read
The Pantone Colour Institute recently announced “Greenery” as Colour of the Year 2017 following last year’s softer shades of blush “Rose Quartz” and a baby blue “Serenity”. The announcement explained, “Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world”.
Awe-inspiring and exuberant would perhaps be modest descriptors of the larger-than-life Maximalist style that is defined by excess. Art plays an integral part in the Maximalist Decor space, adding colours, patterns, layers and stories to an ambiance that is already bursting at the seams to enchant us with its many voices.
Picasso preferred black and white. Do you remember Guernica? He believed that colours instigate sensual pleasure and monochrome demands an intellectual engagement. Shades of black and white are not only peaceful and timeless, but they have a certain stillness in them which begs the viewer to delve deeper. Here we have combined monochrome shades and art styles ranging from abstract to flora to showcase the power of black and white and how the shades effortlessly create relaxing and chic interior spaces.
There is a long history of colours being associated with certain attributes and moods in different cultures. Phrases like “feeling blue”, “seeing red”,“green with envy”, and “in the pink of health” are ingrained in language and evoke a sense of immediate familiarity and recognition. The abstract artworks of Vatsala Menon, with their rich colours and titles like “Flamboyance” and “Deception” play on a similar level of using colours not just for their immediate visual effect but also as a means of portraying something more innate, more intangible.Read