Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sculptor Nandagopal passes away

Sculptor(मूर्तिकार) Nandagopal passes away

Eminent(प्रख्यात) sculptor S. Nandagopal died of a massive cardiac arrest at his home in the Cholamandal Artists Village here on Friday. He was 71. He was the son of K.C.S. Paniker, considered a leading figure in the Madras Art Movement, and a founding member of the artists village. Mr. Nandagopal was one of the first artists to move in there. A sculptor and a painter, whose finely crafted works are internationally recognised, Mr. Nandagopal was born in 1946 in Bengaluru. He graduated in physics from Loyola College, Chennai, and completed a diploma in fine arts at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Chennai, in 1971.

Museum displays

Some of his larger works of art are displayed in museums as well as in public spaces.

Mr. Nandagopal was a vocal advocate of the artists village and of the Madras Art Movement. “This is a major loss to the art community, nationally,” said Jacob Jebaraj, a fellow painter from the artists village and Mr. Nandagopal’s neighbour.

Mr. Nandagopal was the recipient of the National Award, Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, in 1970 and 1978 and the Jindal Stainless Steel Award for Sculpture, 2002.

In 1998 and 2000, he was nominated by the Government of India to serve as an adviser to the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi . He is survived by his wife, Kala Nandagopal, and daughter Pallavi Nandagopal.

THE he principal aims and objectives of the National Gallery of Modern Art art

C. J. Hall was donated to the city of Mumbai in 1911 by Sir Cowasji Jehangir, whose family has gifted the city, no less than four magnificent public buildings.

To acquire and preserve works of modern art from 1850s onward(आगे)
To organize, maintain and develop galleries for permanent display.
To organize special exhibitions not only in its own premises (अपने परिसर में) but in other parts of the country and abroad.
To develop an education and documentation centre in order to acquire, maintain and preserve documents relating to works of modern art
To develop a specialized library of books, periodicals, photographs and other audio visual materials
To organize lectures, seminars and conferences, and to encourage(प्रोत्साहित करें)  higher studies and research in the field of art history, art criticism, art appreciation, museology and the inter-relations on visual and performing arts.
The foremost responsibility of the National Gallery of Modern Art is to ensure quality and to set and maintain standards of excellence. The aesthetic(सौंदर्यवादी) and educational purposes are not only defined in the aims and objectives of the National Gallery of Modern Art, but efforts are also being made so that they become implicit (अंतर्निहित) in its organization and pervade(व्याप्त) all its activities.

Above all, the National Gallery of Modern Art helps people to look at the works of modern art with greater joy, understanding and knowledge by extending their relationship with our daily life and experiencing them as vital expressions of the human spirit.

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