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Painting the Town

In its initiative of upholding the heritage of the city,the Lucknow unit of Tata Consultancy Services has come up with a gallery of paintings that depict different facets of the city.

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December 24, 2010 6:03:51 am

Artwork with Lucknow theme adorns TCS walls

In its initiative of upholding the heritage of the city,the Lucknow unit of Tata Consultancy Services has come up with a gallery of paintings that depict different facets of the city. Artistes were commissioned over a period of two years to paint pictures of various areas and monuments of the city that comprise its heritage zone,while a collage in Madhubani style has been painted across a panel in the reception area by artistes all the way from Bihar.

“It is the largest artwork on Awadh,” says Jayant Krishna,head of TCS,Lucknow,about the composite design that etches various figures and objects that symbolise the city,from courtesans to cockfights,Nawab Wajid Ali Shah and the fish that adorn the arched entrance of most of the monum-ents.

It was unveiled on Thursday by multi-talented film-maker Muzaffar Ali,an artist in his own right.

“No,I have never painted any part of Lucknow ever,though the city peeks through my work in different ways. But yes,I have taken many photographs of the city,” says Ali,suggesting to the officials ways to make the artwork appear dated with a coat of varnish.

Other paintings have been made by students of the Lucknow Arts College and some by veteran artist Madhukar,projecting the Imam Baras,La Martiniere College building,Rumi Darwaza,etc.

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