Mumbai journey is becoming interesting day by day. My aunt also was very happy to have us in her home. Her children stay abroad and she is alone most of the time. So, it is only when family members like us go there, she has some company. Travelling is tough for her because of her health issues, but she is an excellent host. Her traditional delights were mouthwatering! We chose to stay here, as all major places in the city are easily accessible from Colaba.
After a terrific day at Elephanta Caves, it was our turn to visit the National gallery. It was hardly ten minutes from my aunt’s place. We left around 10.30am and arrived at the national gallery. Though amidst the city, it is a calm area.
We walked into the gallery and as I know very little about art and artists, I did not understand much about the pictures. However, it is an amazing place and a world of creativity. It has pictures of not only Indian artists, but also foreign nationals. Well arranged and maintained pictures looked very beautiful. It had several form of paintings, pencil drawings, shaded art forms, theme paintings and more. Those who have knowledge about the area have much to see and explore. My little one was busy with her questions…I kept answering with the little bit of what I knew.
As we walked along, there was a board at the entrance of a large hall. It had a name of a reputed artist who was a French national. We went in to see what it was all about. There were two artists busy and immersed in their work. They had a lot of exhibits, which the visitors were viewing. Most of the paintings were based on panoramic view of places. It had some of the gorgeous paintings, which looked original. Artists are god-gifted people and I was amazed at their patience and hours of hard work. Their observations are so sharp that they portray it perfectly on the pictures.
Some people were busy talking to the staff, as they wanted to purchase paintings. Indeed, it was a great day to begin with. I admire and respect the creative minds …