It’s the unmistakable scent of impending rain on parched earth. It’s the promise of romance. It’s a time when the sweltering heat reluctantly gives way to the magic of the monsoon. Bringing with it strong cravings for hot chai and crisp pakoras, the rains always give you multiple reasons to celebrate. Artflute brings you art that is sure to fuel your imagination this monsoon.
Somnath Bothe’s dreamy emerald-tinged Monsoon in Pune is evocative of his childhood memories and captures the nostalgia of the rains. Colourful reflections, excited children and a host of umbrellas and raincoats dot the streets as the sun sets. A dreamy choice for your abode.
The rains can be comforting too as in Ganesh Panda’s There Will Come Soft Rains. Created using a palette knife, the bold strokes of colour set the mood for contemplation. Perfect for those days when you’re pondering the meaning of life and your place in it.
The bold colours and vibrancy of Ekta Sharma’s Monsoon Celebration shout out the promise of new life and the sheer joy the season brings with it. It is also what makes this a wonderful pick to up the mood in your dining room. Shiva and Parvati joyfully embrace in a lush green forest filled with trees. It is a marvelous way of paying tribute to the seasons and mythology.
Nature takes center stage in Anjali Ponni Rajkumar’s work Dancing in the Rain. Flowers, leaves and oversized shrubs, the bright blue of the rains and a little girl in pink from captures the delight the monsoon brings with it.
Diffused light, gentle washes of colour and a sense of time standing still is what Arup Lodh’s Chasing the Monsoon Magic brings you. A perfect piece to open up the possibility of conversations about life, travel and adventure in the living room, don’t you think?
The brilliant hues of the season- yellow, blue, green, brilliant white and earthy brown meld together with distinctive brushstrokes in Sunil Kale’s Adrift on the River of Rains. The soft, nostalgia-inducing tones of the painting are sure to get you and your friends reminiscing during those long, lazy evenings.