Master Strokes by the little masters of MRV
A unique ‘Art Appreciation’ exhibition was held on 11th March, 2014 at MET Rishikul Vidyalaya (MRV). This was not just a regular display of artwork. In fact, the exhibition was a window to the ancient cave paintings around the world, which were showcased in modern light. Students from Grade III to Grade VIII had the rare opportunity to explore their imagination and express their creativity in an exceptional style.
At first, the students were exposed to a few prominent forms of cave paintings across the globe through observation, analysis and self-exploration. They then compared the various forms of art and presented their understandings of the same. Finally, the students converted their learnings to current scenarios. They presented ancient paintings in contemporary form by incorporating modern elements into the artwork. For instance, world famous monuments were recreated through Warli Art; cave paintings from the Bimbetka caves in India, Paleolithic cave paintings from the Lascaux caves in France and Neolithic pictographs from the caves of Egypt were emulated into modern forms and displayed. Parents and visitors alike were truly amazed at the extraordinary range of talent displayed by the children.
Through this programme, MRV aims to win the International School Award (ISA), a benchmarking project by the British Council that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for nurturing global citizenship amongst the youth.