Mamata Banerjee's paintings: Genius or Amateur?

India | | January 9, 2013, 3:33 pm
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An exhibition of paintings by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on display in Kolkata. She depicted life through various colours.

An exhibition of paintings by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on display in Kolkata. She depicted life through various colours.

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Known as 'Plants', it tries to bring out the crux of the human evolution.

Known as 'Plants', it tries to bring out the crux of the human evolution.

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Mamata calls this painting 'Black Flowers'. The use of dark colours seems interesting in this painting.

Mamata calls this painting 'Black Flowers'. The use of dark colours seems interesting in this painting.

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This sketch is known as 'A Face of Fantasy'. Probably it was meant to depict the mysterious inside of the human mind.

This sketch is known as 'A Face of Fantasy'. Probably it was meant to depict the mysterious inside of the human mind.

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The colour combination is a striking feature of this painting called 'Valley of Flowers'.

The colour combination is a striking feature of this painting called 'Valley of Flowers'.

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'River' probably describes the value of fluidity in life and how it is important to keep marching forward.

'River' probably describes the value of fluidity in life and how it is important to keep marching forward.

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Dream of Night: Simple strokes can result in a painting if they are done with imagination.

Dream of Night: Simple strokes can result in a painting if they are done with imagination.

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Mamata rarely touches the bright colours, but 'Plants and Peacock' is an exception.

Mamata rarely touches the bright colours, but 'Plants and Peacock' is an exception.

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Elephant with Red moon: In 2010, Banerjee drew up a list of select 2,000 people in Bengal to whom she gifted a greeting card designed her, that carried her printed signature.

Elephant with Red moon: In 2010, Banerjee drew up a list of select 2,000 people in Bengal to whom she gifted a greeting card designed her, that carried her printed signature.

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White Flowers: Sometimes, these paintings are used to raise funds for different causes as well.

White Flowers: Sometimes, these paintings are used to raise funds for different causes as well.

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Art is probably the most effective tool to fight the injustice and tyranny.

Art is probably the most effective tool to fight the injustice and tyranny.

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'Peacock and Flower in Blue' appears to be representing the synergy between the individual and the nature.

'Peacock and Flower in Blue' appears to be representing the synergy between the individual and the nature.

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On Lookers: This is one of the extrovert paintings by Mamata Banerjee. This is an attempt to say a lot of things simultaneously.

On Lookers: This is one of the extrovert paintings by Mamata Banerjee. This is an attempt to say a lot of things simultaneously.

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Red Lilies: Good politicians need to be aware of the ground realities and should be capable enough of providing hope to the people.

Red Lilies: Good politicians need to be aware of the ground realities and should be capable enough of providing hope to the people.

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Three Images: If sources are to be believed then Mamata Banerjee always seeks opinion on her paintings from her closed ones.

Three Images: If sources are to be believed then Mamata Banerjee always seeks opinion on her paintings from her closed ones.

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Sun and the Grey Sky: This is not the first time Mamata Banerjee has showcased her art-work. However, this time she appears to be more at ease with the medium.

Sun and the Grey Sky: This is not the first time Mamata Banerjee has showcased her art-work. However, this time she appears to be more at ease with the medium.

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Night of Fantasy: Politicians are dreamers and thus exploring fantasies would be their favourite pastime.

Night of Fantasy: Politicians are dreamers and thus exploring fantasies would be their favourite pastime.

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Landscape: It's really a good contrast to see a hardcore politician taking to brush to emote her emotions.

Landscape: It's really a good contrast to see a hardcore politician taking to brush to emote her emotions.