Diwali dazzles with the most intense of colours – rich saffron and turmeric – illuminated by the light of a thousand oil lamps.
Celebrated by Hindus across the world to mark the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, the symbolism of Diwali is aptly summed up in the simple act of lighting an oil lamp. Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights.
Diwali is a five-day long festival celebrated every year, and considered one of the most colourful, sacred exciting festivals of the Hindus. Houses, buildings, shops and temples are thoroughly cleaned, whitewashed and decorated with pictures, toys and flowers. At night, buildings are illuminated with earthen lamps, candlesticks and electric bulbs presenting a bright and colourful sight of the city.
Here’s wishing our dearest readers, as we join in this festive season with our Hindus brothers and sisters, Happy Diwali!
Check out the featured artworks by our artists this festive season.
To subsidise her allowance in primary school, which was then called “cake money”, Gloria began peddling little artworks drawn on cheap paper and selling these to her father’s office colleagues. But as Gloria grew up, art had to be put on the back burner, as she worked in other jobs for years. A home had to be set up, things had to be bought, bills had to be paid, and priorities changed. It was only in 1996, when she began serious study of mandala art and symbolism in Melbourne, Australia. This took place over a span of 10 years. Since then, Gloria has facilitated workshops in both Melbourne and Singapore on mandala art, and has also undertaken a short study course in art therapy. In 2008, Gloria began an art-based charity project, Circles of Love, using art to raise funds for charities. This then led to the creation of 1000 Smiles – Art in the Service in 2012.
Based out of a quaint studio in Goa, Zaki creates original art for discerning connoisseurs who want something exceptional to enjoy where they live or work. Zaki works with a team of artists from premier art colleges which reflects in the refreshingly wide range of styles, sizes, themes, subjects and media in our collection. Apart from the selection of artworks displayed here, we always have on-going art projects and a sizeable portfolio of paintings.
Mia Farizza’s seductive exploration of explosive colours are often romantic and sensuous. The dream-like abstract universe she birth forth are feasts of colours reminiscent of underwater oceanscapes, verdant jungles, wild-flower gardens or celestial worlds with mythical creatures peeking through. Mia’s brand of art upon closer inspection is a study of natural elements. The fluidity of her paint-trails mimic the movement of water and air. She compose and mixes her colour palette directly on the canvas onto a background of various oceanic, earthy or celestial landscapes. Mia’s art can be found in public and private collections from everywhere around the globe, from Asia Pacific to Europe and America.