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Sketches by Raj Man Singh Chitrakar at Taragaon Museum

image007Pencil  sketches of Raj Man Singh Chitrakar were showcased at Taragaon Museum, Hyatt Regency on Tuesday on the occasion of the bicentenary Nepal-UK relations.
Chitrakar, who is believed to be the first landscape artist of the valley, is also credited for the appearance of three dimensional effects in Nepalese paintings. The featured sketches capture important monuments and landscapes of the Kathmandu valley. The 43 sketches at the exhibition portray the art, architecture and overall environment of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. They take the viewer’s back to the olden days of the valley.
As a part of this exhibition and the 200th anniversary of the Nepal Britain relations, five of the drawings of the artist were exhibited at the British Embassy in Kathmandu when Prince Harry visited Nepal in April.
Arun Saraf, chairman of the Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Traditions and Culture, also announced the launch of “Nepal Architecture Archive” (NAA) during the exhibition.
“The artist has documented the valley as it was almost hundred and seventy years ago and it is the artist’s first exhibition,” said Roshan Mishra, the director of Taragaon Museum.
The exhibition will continue till December 16.

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