Aarti Malhotra

A powerful presentation that shows the breaking of a hard-expressionless cover to come out as a fresh, aware, serene and confident person. Very sensitively handled and the textural quality of the tough half broken mask adds to the beauty of painting. Sober colours of the outer shell permit the colours of the face stand out.

D S Kapoor

Emphasising the gender equality and conveying Guru Nanak’s message, artist has given a silver glow on the face of a woman with a subtle smile through pressed lips. Merging shades of blue getting darker at the base make the golden ornament stand out. The fixed gaze is symbolic of the courage that artist has given to the empowered woman.

Goldy Malhotra

The most obvious form of Shakti is- Mother Nature, always providing in abundance, kind and tolerant. At times the same ‘Prakriti’ teaches us a lesson and gets furious like a mother who tames her children. Yellow colour is used to show generosity and red is for anger. The strokes of spatula give a texture to the landscape through which the face appears.

Madan Lal

Madan Lal’s ‘Urban Phulkari ‘is a strong theme to reveal the urbanisation of the rural women. Using the traditional geometric patterns and colours of Phulkari embroidery of the rural Punjab, artist is also expressing how the old arts are getting revived. The cloud like semi -circular pattern in white adds to the ethereal quality apart from giving a texture to the painting.

Mrinal Joharapurkar

Bespectacled face painted in ivory hues is surrounded by chairs of different types. Very harmoniously treated composition is not only aesthetically appealing but also conveys the theme meaningfully. Women having entered all the fields and competing with men are still finding it difficult to get the due recognition. The serenity on the face shows it well. The translucency of the colours gives it a unique finish.

Prem Singh

The use of bright colours with dripping paint style, has given a very beautiful background to the face emerging in tricolour. The hollowness of the eyes painted black is thought provoking as the eyes of the viewer rest there and look for an answer. White on face balances the bright palette in a subtle manner.

Ragini Sinha

‘Naari Shakti ‘shown in the form of struggle is a mask revealing the never-ending battle of the fair sex to find place beneath her feet. Eyes looking within to justify the fight for right is symbolically shown by providing the newspaper cuttings as background to surface the harsh realities. This third eye is the depiction of ‘I know all, I see all’. Colours are bright and at the same time muted.

Ravinder Sharma

A strong mythological theme is woven into a striking painting of mask that portrays the tamasik virtue of Shakti. Based on Kali mantra, the face in deep purplish blue seems to be appearing from textured frothy pool. The Piercing eyes in greenish hue and the tilak smeared forehead make it very forceful presentation. Decorated border makes it harmonious with tiny red dots.

Simret Singh

Surrounded by the murky water just above a lotus, is the face that is glowing with inner positivity. Fighting against all limitations and having an undying urge to come up in life has been well captured by the artist. The contrast of colours is very symbolically depicting the optimism even in adverse situations.

Suryasnata Mohanty

A blue face jutting out of yellow-red pool of colours is a forceful presentation of a mythological character. Goddess Kali wearing vermillion on forehead and a trident, fiery and calm at the same time, is a true depiction of the Shakti. Blue ripples around the face give a definite depth to the theme-‘the power to destroy the evil’.

Vijendar Sharma

Dividing the format into nine squares, artist has expressed the negative and positive aspects of Shakti. Hearts and crosses have been used to convey the message. Colours are showing the play of energy that is set free as well as controlled within the squares.

Aarti Malhotra

A powerful presentation that shows the breaking of a hard-expressionless cover to come out as a fresh, aware, serene and confident person. Very sensitively handled and the textural quality of the tough half broken mask adds to the beauty of painting. Sober colours of the outer shell permit the colours of the face stand out.

Goldy Malhotra

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