Engaging the Enchanter

Artist Dilip Krushnarao Kadam brings his paintings of Lord Krishna to the city

Written by Sneha Dey | Published:August 15, 2013 3:27 am

When artist Dilip Krushnarao Kadam,a retired faculty of Fine Arts at Abhinav Kala Mahvidyalay,picks up the paintbrush,a masterpiece takes form. Kadam does not just paint with colours,he puts his heart and devotion in his creations,be it sketches or oil colour.

The noted artist,who has exhibited his works all over the country,is currently showcasing his canvases at the city’s Darpan Art Gallery. The exhibition,titled “Manmohana” literally means the enchanter of the heart,and refers to Lord Krishna.

“The exhibition is about the various stories of Lord Krishna,the mischievious yet valiant tales of his childhood to his eternal love story with Radha,” says Kadam. The exhibition has about 15 paintings depicting the love story of Radha and Krishna,and 12 paintings based on Bal Krishna,his childhood avatar.

“Yeh do saal ki mehnat hai (this is the result of two years of hard work),” claims Kadam. Having received awards from eminent personalities such as former President Giani Zail Singh,BJP leader Murali Manohar Joshi and many others,Kadam is currently illustrating national heroes such as Lal Bahadur Shastri and Bhimrao Ramji Amedkar through comics and story books.

“I have sketched scenes from the Mahabharata,which used to get published in a local daily,” says Kadam,adding that he has illustrated 42 comics on Lord Krishna,Bhagwat Gita and Tulsi Ramayan for Amar Chitra Katha. “I was also associated with Raj Comics,Tulsi Comics and Manoj Comics,” says the artist,who has also illustrated Goddess Durga recently.

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