Jaipur: The Pink City witnessed a very unique gathering of illustrious personalities from the arena of art and culture at the Jaipur Center of Art and Culture (JCCA) this Saturday. The event marked the debut of the eagerly anticipated production “Under the Mask,” which included the extraordinary skill of Living Legend Himmat Shah, who will soon turn 90. Notably, the occasion included the participation of renowned artists from throughout the nation as well as luminous dignitaries and state administrative officials.
A Journey of Art in the Covid Era: ‘Under the Mask’ Show
The visitors were elated to witness the exhibitions of Himmat Shah’s latest painting collections comprising 300 contemporary artworks. These works of art bear testament to the Living Master’s incredible artistic journey during the Covid era. The exhibition also included a few brand-new sculptures made by Himmat Shah, Including astonishing works of art using real diamonds displayed for the first time in India.
The Visitors also witnessed the official launch of the biography titled ‘Portrait of the Artist,’ a comprehensive account of Himmat Shah’s life and artistic contributions, at the venue. The entire event was curated under the expert guidance of renowned art curator, Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya. The exhibition saw the attendance of acclaimed artists, both young and veteran, from various corners of the country. Celebrated photographer and former member of Magnum Photos Raghu Rai, Jogen Chowdhary, a revered artist and professor at Kala Bhavan Visva Bharati, Sameer Aich, a renowned senior artist known for his imaginative creations, Indrapramit Roy: An eminent painter and printmaker with a rich exhibition history worldwide – to name a few.
The evening was also graced by eminent visitors and distinguished personalities, including Lalit Kala Akademi President Laxman Vyas, art critic Prayag Shukla, and the esteemed Padmashree awardee S Shakir Ali, among others.
The ‘Under the Mask’ exhibition is open for public viewing at The Jaipur Center of Art and Culture (JCCA) a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to promoting artistic expression, cultural heritage, and contemporary art, from July 2 until October 31st. It will be a feast for art enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. JCCA director Monika Sharda said that it is a matter of pride to have a living master like Himmat Shah in Rajasthan and his works will give new direction to the artists.