HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Book launches are more often than not of the two genres — fiction or nonfiction. However on December 18, a book based on art titled Kala by artist Ramesh KC was launched at the Mithila Yain Art gallery. The book mainly deals with watercolour art and the method required to learn it.
Chief guest Kiran Manandhar launched the book at a function also attended by sculptor Thakur Prasad Mainali and Ram Bhandari Chettri, Chairman of Lion’s club.
Describing his work, KC said, “Written in Nepali, my book talks about and demonstrates the use of water colours. Kala will come in very handy for all age groups be it young children or adults. I have used very simple language to describe the work of water colours. Every page has an illustration making the explanation even easier for all.”
Manandar said, “Lalit kala should be encouraged right from the schools. Foreign books cost a little more as compared to books published in our country. One has taken the initiative of writing a book on art, what we can do best is support such effort is every possible way.”
A book of 28 pages consisting of five demonstrations, it talks about the use of colours, paper, brush, tone, sketching and so on.