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Sree Chitra Arts Gallery

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Location Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Nearby Attractions Napier Museum, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Best time to visit October to March
Nearest Airport/Railway Station Thiruvananthapuram International Airport / Thiruvananthapuram Railway Sation

Trivandrum/ Thiruvananthapuram is a fascinating place. The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is a hub of all the social and economic activities of the state. It is home to a number of monuments and important museums of the state. Sree Chitra Arts Gallery is one such prominent museum of Kerala. Situated in Trivandrum, the gallery is a magnificent piece of architecture and a hub for artists and art critics. The museum is strategically located near the Napier Museum, which is a hub for both national and foreign tourists. The gallery is situated to the north of Napier Museum. The paintings of a number of renowned artists are displayed in the art gallery.

Sree Chitra Arts Gallery was set up during 1935. The paintings from the art gallery draw numerous connoisseurs from India as well as abroad, who come all the way to this small and unique art gallery to appreciate the creative abilities of Indian artists. This is one of the very few art galleries in India which boasts of having a collection of the creative works of ancient as well as modern Indian artists. Here, you will come across the works of some of the major Indian artists, who have gained international accolade. Some of the paintings which are found inside the gallery are masterpieces from established names like Jamini Roy, Raja Ravi Verma, the Russian painter-cum-philosopher Nicholas Roerich, Svetlova and KCS Panicker.

The paintings of renowned art connoisseur Raja Ravi Varma remain the highlight of Sree Chitra Arts Gallery. His paintings are considered the magnum opus of creativity. Ravi Varma used to paint in details. He especially used to highlight the attires of the subject so wonderfully that it appeared to be three dimensional. He painted his subject with such details that he even succeeded in capturing the emotions of his subject, along with the texture and fabric of his attire.

Stored among the other artworks preserved at Sree Chitra Arts Gallery are the Mughal, the Rajasthani and the Rajput paintings, which are especially worth mentioning. The rich colours used in these paintings reflect the riches of Indian art. Apart from these, Tanjore and Balinese paintings are also exhibited here, which are especially popular for their intricate carvings and the elegant stone work. The gallery is also home to intricate paintings from China, Japan and Tibet.

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