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“Amidst Nature.” Exhibition of Watercolors by Bhupinder Dhutti


The grand opening of the exhibition of artist Bhupinder Dhutti from Delhi was held at the Conference Hall of the International Roerich Memorial Trust on June 9 this year. The Chief Guest was artist Krishna Tashi Palmo, a specialist in Buddhist Thangka painting. Bhupinder Dhutti and Krishna Tashi are originally from the Lahul Valley and share a love of nature and an admiration for the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas. In connection with this the words of Nicholas Roerich come to mind: “Himalayas – Jewel of India. Himalayas – Treasure of the World. Himalayas – the sacred symbol of Ascent.”

This is not the first time Bhupinder Dhutti has had his exhibition at the Roerich Estate – he is known and loved in Kullu and Naggar; and it is not a coincidence that many local dignitaries were among the guests. All the guests were welcomed by the Russian and Indian curators of the IRMT Mrs Larisa Surgina and Mr Suresh Kumar. Krishna Tashi dedicated her words of love and homage to the artist as her Master and friend, whose work for her is an example of creative attitude to the world.

Of all the techniques and styles Bhupinder Dhutti prefers watercolour and, indeed, the artist is a master of watercolour painting. The works in the exhibition depict views of the Kullu Valley, Lahul, Shimla and other parts of Himachal Pradesh: ancient temples against the backdrop of mountain slopes and peaks, peaceful village landscapes with their traditional buildings, narrow paths and pictures of daily life.

The attention to architectural details is harmoniously blended in the paintings with the beauty of the Himalayan peaks, the tranquil charm of mountain villages and the enchantment of nature. The watercolours, imbued with the author’s love and admiration, evoke the same feelings in all those who see them, forcing them to look at the world around them through the artist’s wise eyes.

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