(L-R) Artist Prithviraj Choudhury with danseuse Tanusree Shankar, who was felicitated as a guest of honour, and Debjani Roy, creative curator, Mythoscape. “We wanted to make it an audio-visual and tactile event that would resonate beyond the event with buyable and wearable art,” said Debjani .
Art, music and fashion came together in a unique blend at Mythoscape, in association with The Telegraph, held at Hyatt Regency Kolkata, on April 8. The primary focus was artist Prithviraj Choudhury’s works inspired by Indian mythology. He showcased a wonderful range of works, not only on canvas but also on wearable items. The depictions were gorgeous and colourful.
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Artist Prithviraj Choudhury with danseuse Tanusree Shankar, who was felicitated as a guest of honour, and Debjani Roy, creative curator, Mythoscape. “We wanted to make it an audio-visual and tactile event that would resonate beyond the event with buyable and wearable art,” said Debjani .
“We have ingested mythology all our lives, but such depictions in canvas serve as an artistic reminder of those tales and afford people a chance to acquire vibrant art. The music gave it interpretative dimension. And wearing a scarf is the most fun way to ‘feel’ and own art,” said Rita Bhimani, who was the narrator for the evening.
Musical duo Soumyojit and Sourendro showcased an energetic and beautiful recital at the beginning of the evening. Based on Indian ragas, it was a powerful performance that mesmerised the audience and set the mood for the evening.
Kumar Shobhan, general manager, Hyatt Regency Kolkata, promotes ‘Hyatt Loves Local’ collaborations in a continued effort towards communities and individuals of art, culture and entertainment. He upkeeps the Hyatt vision to foster local culture and cultivate the same. Shobhan firmly believes that Mythoscape is honouring the heritage as an arbiter of culture and providing a platform for promotion of traditional mythological characters through Prithviraj’s art and Sourendro and Soumyojit’s music over culinary delicacies.
Tonmoy Bose was also the guest of honour
The fashion show featuring Prithviraj Choudhury’s works beyond the canvas was styled and choreographed by Pinky Kenworthy. “The new elemental possibilities are the translating of these images on wearable scarves and jackets, and getting people to also love possessing art that makes them hark back to tales from the Mahabharata, and enjoying a new colour in their lives,” said Choudhury.
Pictures: Pabitra Das