Colours of friendship

KATHMANDU: The lobby of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC), Kamalpokhari has been displaying a painting exhibition 'Colours of Friendship' from September 13. The exhibition, as the title suggests, is the celebration of 60 years of diplomatic relationship and friendship between Nepal and Russia along with presentation by the art students of Sushila Arts Academy (SAA).

The exhibition is organised by SAA where the students aged between 11-26 years, who received scholarship in 2015, and the teacher of the Academy have created 66 paintings on the theme of friendship between Russia and Nepal along with depiction of natural and cultural beauty of historically important monuments of Nepal.

Student Kshitiz Shrestha has created a very attractive painting. He has given texture to the painting using sand and depicted the night scene. Shrestha has painted the face of Buddha in grey that covers most of the canvas. At the bottom of the canvas he has painted a mountain, structure having domes which is the famous Head of St Basil's Cathedral on Red Square, Moscow in bright yellow, blue and red colours and a pagoda styled Nepali temple in brown and yellow. The different bright coloured round figures in the dark background accentuate the beauty of the painting and also suggest the friendship between the two nations.

Kamal T Rai, using pencil and water colour against pink and blue background, has created a portrait of two young ladies — Nepali and Russian — where their make-up and hairstyles are different along with the facial features. Similarly Prasiddhi Pokhrel, using acrylic, has also depicted two ladies in traditional dresses — a Nepali and Russian are standing opposite each other along with famous architecture and monuments of their respective countries in the background.

The exhibition features more paintings that depict the beauty of nature along with culture, and continues till September 19.