Birla Academy of Art &Culture Hosted Screen of Two Popular Documentary Films, June 2016

Birla Academy of Art &Culture Hosted Screen of Two Popular Documentary Films, June 2016

Press Release ( - KOLKATA, India - Jul 22, 2016 - Kolkata is rightfully called the city or art and creative renditions! Every year there are creative artists from various walks of life that come up with multiple creative works in terms of art, craft, paintings, dance forms, sculpture, portrait, embroidery work and many more, that depict the cultural richness of the city as well as the country as a whole! Counted as one of the popular art galleries in India, Birla Academy of Art & Culture welcomes creative events of multiple kinds to showcase the best talents. In the recent time, this famous art gallery in Kolkata welcomed the opportunity where it had screened two successful documentary films on painter Amrita Sher Gill and Ganesh Pyne.

Both these films got successfully screened at the gallery outlet on June 17th 2016.  The films individually had rich subject matter to deal with that had accumulated interested audience from various walks of life. The documentary film titled “Amrita Sher Gil” had duration of 19 minutes and was directed by B.D. Garga. This film was based on the painter Amrita Sher Gil and her paintings and other works. As a painter Amrita Sher Gil took her inspiration for her portraits from the people she met during her everyday life and expressed her perspective on the canvas based on her creative interpretation. The artists died at a rather young age and this documentary explores the mind of Amrita Sher Gil and her thought process.

The other documentary that was screened is named “Ganesh Pyne: A Painter of Eloquent Silence” has been directed by Buddhadeb Dasgupta and has a duration of 24 minutes. This documentary too captures the creative thought process and the philosophy behind the painter’s work and other creative renditions. Both the directors were present introducing the subject of their films, letting the audience know what the subject is all about.

“The screening of the documentary movies took place on June 17th 2016 with great success. As expected we had a team of enthusiastic audience that appreciated the screening session. At Birla Academy of Art & Culture we have always shown keen interest in showcasing such events that is rich in subject matter, refined in aesthetic and creativity. It helps us to bring to life the various aspects of human creativity that encourages other budding artists to come up with their creative workings”, said a company spokesperson.

In the recent times Birla Academy of Art & Culture intends to hosts many more events similar to this and also screen other types of documentaries, welcoming the genre.

About Birla Academy of Art & Culture

Initiated by Sri & Smt B.K. Birla that has been successful industrialists, Birla Academy of Art & Culture is known to be one of the best platforms for showcasing creative artists and their work of art. This gallery other than showcasing paintings, portraits, sculptures and other artworks also organizes other events that comprises of dance workshops and documentary movie screenings. The gallery offers a collector’s section as well as shopping section, for interested art lovers to bring home what they love from the gallery exhibitions.

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108-109, Southern Ave, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029


2466-6802, 2466-2843, 4008-9489


Source : Birla Academy of Art & Culture

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