Miniature paintings that took 30 years to complete

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By A.Kameshwari

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The India Art Festival, after completing four successful editions in Mumbai and one international edition in Seoul, South Korea, made its debut in national capital New Delhi on January 14.

With over 300 artists presenting their art-work under one roof, it is quite possible that one might miss out on a lot of work if you take just one tour of the place.

Art by Nisha Jaiswal at the venue will leave you fascinated because of its intricate work. You need a magnifying glass to appreciate the intricacy of her work.

An academician by profession, Nisha is a self-taught miniature artist from Gorakhpur, UP, paints in two formats – Hindu deities in black-and-white and multi-coloured peacocks depicting different themes.

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She presented twenty-one works, which took 30 years to complete, at the India Art Festival.

In an exclusive conversation with ANI, she spoke about her art. “Any painting takes around two to three years and what makes them different is that one needs to hold their breath while applying a single stroke.”

Nisha uses a grapho pen for her black-and-white compositions of deities and water colours and a No. 2 paint brush for her coloured paintings of peacocks with different themes.

She believes that it is due to her prayers to the goddess that her work has got complete and has acquired recognition among the people.

She adds that her art needs so much of concentration that while working on it one needs to forget everything else.

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The India Art Festival will give visitors the opportunity to get knowledge about different themes and methods of painting and sculpting, along with giving a wide view on the talent of India.

The art fair which began on January 14, will conclude on January 17. (ANI)

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