My Journey to Portugal by artist Deviprasad C Rao
My Journey to Portugal – Prelude is a water colour on paper miniature paintings series by Goa based artist Deviprasad C Rao based on his trip to Portugal. Deviprasad known for his painting series based on Portuguese capital titled ‘Lisbon Impact’ and ‘Lisbon Calling’ is presently working on his project of traveling around Portugal and creating series of work on the cities that he travelled.
Initially he fell in love with Lisbon, but when he visited few nearby historical towns he desired to see the entire Portugal and create a new body of work based on that journey. ‘My Journey to Portugal: Prelude’ is curtain raiser to proposed exhibition in Portugal with full body of canvas and water colour paintings, drawings, sketches, essays, alternative photographs which is planned to be unveiled in 2019.
As a first phase of the project he is concluding this exhibition titled ‘My Journey to Portugal: Prelude’ which depicts few selected historical, central and northern Portugal cities he visited. There are 28 miniature paintings which covers Lisbon, Sintra, Cascais, Obidos, Porto, Fatima, Coimbra, Guimaraes, Minho, Braga and few other. All the paintings in the series are conceptualised and created in Portugal during his last few visits. He travelled to these cities, saw, experienced and expressed them in his own way and style of creation. These paintings also documents the present day state of these Portuguese cities.
Artist: DEVIPRASAD C RAO
Date: 19th to 26th July 2017
Venue: The Art Gallery, India International Centre, Lodhi Road
Viewing Time: 11 am – 7 pm