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December 2017 Edition of Power Politics is updated.         December 2017 Edition of Power Politics is updated.
Issue:Dec' 2017


Bold theme and bold strokes

Roop Chand

An educationist of merit, a sensitive poet, remarkable actor and internat ional l y renowned, Goldy Malhotra comes out with her latest series of paintings, which are remarkable for its forms and contents. She titles this series as 'A Woman's Journey'. It is obviously a milestone in her creative pursuit. She expresses her empathy in these paintings. Rendered in bold stroke of spatula, the painting 'In Search Of Solace' a woman pays homage to Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman in a recess of stony structure, implying the grabha griha of a temple.
The formation of positive space in white patches accentuates the contents. The Painting 'Rehearsal' in mellow red and brown hues reveals the throbbing movement of a dancer.

Goldy Malhotra Goldy picks her subjects from all over India ranging from Ladhakh to Kerala and R a j a s t h a n to Assam. 'In The Shimmering Desert', a p a i n t i n g with a tribal woman from Rajasthan is a beautiful creation. 'Ecstasy and the Beach' depicting a couple in a simplified form is a highly remarkable painting in this collection.
Goldy thoughtfully selects her subject from myths and historical factors. Her Durga with many hands is a painting with strong combination of form and content. It expresses the power of Goddess Durga for eliminating the evils.
Yashodhra's offering son to Buddha illustrates a historical happening. Depicted in simplified form Yashodhra is shown with head held high and Buddha with bowing head. The small canvases with female heads in distorted manner expressing fear, anxiety, pain and disappointment convey the remorseful situation of women. Goldy very courageously conveys the injustice done to women even in the modern times. An accomplished artist, Goldy consistently endeavoured in creativity to establish herself as a significant woman artist of India.
The exhibition 'A Woman's Journey' was a big draw at Lokayata, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, until 19th November, which was, incidentally Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's Birthday.