Rather than give in to post-Christmas languor, check out some fine artworks in these art/photography shows in Mumbai and New Delhi.
The maharaja of Baroda, Ranjit Sinh Gaekwad, is a trained artist who has been painting for four decades. The Persistent Quest is a solo show of his works from all these years. This is the first time that Gaekwad, who grew up surrounded by the fine arts, is showing his works in India. Gaekwad’s style is impressionistic and he has experimented with various genres of figurative art—nature, portraits and stylized paintings.
At Priyasri Art Gallery, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worlli, Mumbai; till 10 January, 2008. Visits on Sundays are by appointment
Photographer Rajbir Singh has travelled extensively through the Himalayas. In this show of his works, Insights—Celebrating Nature, is curated by Subi Chaturvedi, Singh has captured wildlife sanctuaries in the Himalayas and villages located on some of the highest points in Asia. The works offer glimpses of his getting caught in the snow, driving under falling rocks and shooting at sub-zero temperatures.
At Gallery 7 and 8, the Lalit Kala Akademi, Coppernicus Marg, New Delhi; till 29 December.