Following a discovery that there were no proper records pertaining to the lives of great Sikh women, artist Neeta Mohindra decided to tell their stories and came up with paintings that capture the stories of these women. Her work is currently being showcased in a four day exhibition titled Prithmanian at Lalit Kala Gallery, sector 16, starting today.
Mohindra has used the strokes of her brush to tell the stories that she feels many have no idea about. Even she was astonished at the fact that there existed no proper record on these women and that got her thinking what she could do to tell their tales.
The artist then not only compiled the accounts of these women but decided to tell them in her paintings. She has already held an exhibition of the work at Lalit Kala Academy in Delhi where her effort was highly appreciated
Mohindra has given a lot of attention to the small details in her work which according to her is based on the authentic historical records that she devoured during her researsh in order to bring the stories alive.
The great Sikh women her paintings portray include Mata Tripta Ji, Bibi Nanaki Ji, Bibi Sulakhni Ji, Mata Khiwi Ji, Bibi Bhani Ji, Mata Gujri Ji, Mai Bhago Ji and Mata Saheb Kaur Ji.
Thursday, October, 18 2012, Punjabi Newsline