We were a bit tired after a journey spanning over almost two days and thus decided to spend the first day relaxing at the hotel. After a solid sleep, we got up early as we had to cover a lot of destinations to cover.
We decided to start with the National Gallery of Modern Art Karnataka. It is one of the most famous art galleries in this part of the world and came into existence in 2009. We knew that there have been many controversies regarding the development of the Gallery.
It was set to open up in the year 2006 as a third branch of NGMA but the plans had to be postponed due to some unknown reasons. My husband is a great lover of art and culture and loves to maintain a collection of various artistic forms.
As the name indicates, the gallery has different types of paintings from some of the most popular modern Indian artists such as Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Shergil, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, etc. I didn’t have a sound knowledge in the field of arts but was having a good time in exploring the different types of works. I could easily point out the changes that have taken place in the art works with the passage of time.
We could also spot many exquisite pieces of work from various contemporary and modern artists. It is located inside a huge building called Manikyavelu Mansion on the Palace Road and can be accessed easily from the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium. The mansion is believed to have been inexistence for more than hundred years. All the exhibits have been arranged neatly over two floors inside huge spacious halls, tiny rooms and a corridor.
The latest wing that has been developed is used for keeping contemporary works belonging to the post Independence era. We spent around two to three hours in exploring various works of art but couldn’t finish all of them. All the exhibits are divided into different categories depending on artists, art schools and time periods. My kids had a lovely time and got to gain a lot of knowledge regarding various forms of art.