Growing into one of the biggest art event for public on an annual basis, Chitrasanthe is a platform created by the College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat for a showcase of work by artists spread over varied age groups and mediums. What is interesting to see in such a showcase not restricted to art students, amateur and practising artists and being open to a larger public audience – sometimes overwhelmed by the massive range of this exhibit giving rise to spontaneous comical instances.
Take the example of how art is priced, and how the perception on investing in a piece of original art is very different among people. Here’s where a ton of factors like the general exposure and awareness of a fine arts related field, the attention towards details, effort and time taken to create the artwork, the conceptualisation itself of the piece as opposed to only rendering or reproducing an existing work come into play. Can such an event be a better means of exposure and awareness to the common man, over a long period of time? Perhaps yes? However, here’s a quick doodled documentation from some of the comical instances from the 2018 edition!