Artist Raut brings his love for dogs on canvas

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Dec 2017 11:26:04


Staff Reporter,

Painting exhibition of artist Keshav Shriram Raut is ongoing under Rupabh series of painting exhibition. The artist has shown the relationship between man and dogs through his paintings. His paintings mainly exhibit the emotional relationship between men and dogs. Every painting of his showcases dogs with humans and their connection in a raw form with accurate portrayal.

Dogs live among us, in our homes, in streets and everywhere in the surroundings. We sometimes rebuke them, sometimes love them, but there is no denying the fact that they have become an integral part of our lives. This is exactly what has been showcased through the 33 paintings that have been put at display in the exhibition. The artist, through his charcoal and acrylic work, has showcased the conscious and unconscious mind of dogs, moods, the way they think, feel and connect with humans and their behaviour with humans.

Keshav, while talking about his artwork, said that his attachment for these beings has been showcased through the artwork. To complete these paintings the painter has brought to fore his understanding of the life he lived with street dogs for a long time and studied their routine, moods and the way they live their life on the streets. From homeless to stray dogs, every dog has a unique story. Keshav completed his artwork in three years where he went on to capture the shades in life of a dog living in human environment.

His paintings show a dog sitting in the lap of its owner, another one thinking about the humans who loved him which has been showcased through hand caricatures, another one in which a child is seen hugging dogs, dogs in captivity, street dogs sitting inside a big pipe etc.

All these paintings invoke the imaged that we see in our day to day life. Besides this, they also give insight into the mind of a dog. The artist has also tried to convey the message of letting them be and not keep them in captivity as they can feel it. The exhibition will be on till December 31, 2017.