You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

'The Painted Verse'- Art meets poetry in new book

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Poet Preeta Chandran has teamed up with artist Pankaj Kumar Saxena to bring out a collection of verses and paintings inspired by nature, love and life.

Compiled into a book, the "The Painted Verse" was launched here recently by Satyajeet Rajan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence, and attended by several notable artists and writers.

It was followed by a painting exhibition which showcased the works of painter Pankaj Kumar Saxena.

The exhibition saw the combination of works by young school students and the artist himself.

Noted author Keki N Daruwalla said poetry and painting complemented each other in the book and congratulated the poet, Preeta and the artist, Pankaj, for it.

The artists say it took them two years to compile the work of art.

"Pankaj used to read my blog and came across a poem called silver oak and got inspired. He painted a beautiful painting based on that. And similarly I saw some of his paintings and photographs and got inspired to write a poem based on them. So eventually after five or six such incidents, we thought to make a book out of it," says Preeta.

"We had our share of differences, sometimes her poem's essence was not portrayed by me sufficiently and sometimes my painting's were not captured by her, but worked together and came out with the final project," says Pankaj Kumar.

Upon asking his favourite piece out of the collection he says, "I have done a painting based on Nirbhaya, which may not be artistically my best work but the emotional involvement is huge".

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sun, May 19 2013. 12:35 IST