My City – “Shilpa Kalakaritako Pratibimba” is ready to exhibit virtually at MoNA
Nepalese Art Museum – MoNA, Thamel is preparing for a virtual art exhibition “Shilpa Kalakaritako Pratibimba”, which is due to start on Saturday.
According to a press release issued by MoNA, the online exhibition aims to present the statues and sculptures of Nepalese artists in a traditional and contemporary form. You can visit the exhibition at www.mona.com.np.
Nepalese art; sculptures or paintings, is considered to be world class. It is a fact that museums and galleries all over the world present Nepalese arts as an icon of excellence. The auction houses showcase Nepalese art as the centerpiece to advertise their main auctions. But, somewhere along the line, the Nepalese took this art and culture for granted, according to the press release.
Nepalese art, especially statues and sculptures, was perfected during the Lichchhavi period. Historians take the Lichchhavi period as a benchmark for studying the creation and development of the sculptural arts in Nepal. With such a gratifying history and a solid foundation of great art, Nepalese artists continue to create world class art until today.
In addition, he added: “The earthquake of 2015 was a revelation that made us realize and understand the importance of our art and our heritage. The MoNA wishes to go further by recognizing the artists who bring us this art. Without artists, art will never be there. As much as we are proud of our majestic art history, we should be even more proud to still have great artists who dedicate their lives to creating similar or even better works of art. The pride of history is best preserved when the legacy is continued into the present.
The exhibition continues until June 2.