Glimpses Of Kerala On Canvas
Painting exhibition focuses on traditional ways of life in Kerala | By Yentha
On Aug 07, 2010


Vazhuthacaud, Trivandrum: At a time when traditional ways of life in Kerala are fast disappearing, an artist has used her skills to depict the times gone by.

A series of 21 paintings by budding artist Sheeba Manghat Narayanan is exhibited at the Alliance Francaise here. Noted Malayalam Litterateur Dr. Chandrika Balan (Chandramati) inaugurated the painting exhibition titled ‘Glimpses of Kerala’ here today evening.

Dr. Chandrika Balan, spoke at the function. “Paintings come and go, but Ravi Varma paintings go all the way. These (Sheeba’s work) remind me of the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma. You can’t help feeling nostalgic when you look at them.”


Sheeba took two and a half years to draw these paintings. She is a freelance guest lecturer in language studies and also works as a translator. She says: “All my paintings are about Kerala, about the traditional ways of life. It shows the missing scenes from Kerala and the nostalgia it evokes in people who have been used to those old ways of life.”


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Dr. Chandrika Balan inaugurates the painting exhibition 'Glimpses of Kerala'

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Picture titled 'The Ruin' displayed at the painting exhibition 'Glimpses of Kerala'

The exhibition is on till September 4, everyday from 10am to 6pm.

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