Somnath Bothe Paintings - Artist Profile
The first look at any one of the Somnath Bothe Paintings will be enough to understand the multifaceted reach of the artist across various mediums. The artist uses his abundant talent and internal sight to portray beautiful pictures onto canvas using mediums like charcoal, mixed media and even acrylic. He seems to have a penchant for iconic locations of India, especially Banaras, and other cities during the British rule. The subdued subjects in his paintings seem to flare up his artistic acumen and have become his own language of showcasing his creations.
Almost in every Somnath Bothe Paintings, the key and identifiable architectural features of a location are seen on canvas in a way unique to his style of painting. His painting feature shades of black paired with the vibrant hues of yellows, reds, blues, signifying the time and the life of the city, which is depicted by gateways, towers, Tongas and other elements distinctive to it. His art delves deep upon the nuances of the simple city life and brings out the inner emotion of the then times.
Somnath Bothe Paintings exudes vibrancy, chromatic richness, and sometimes nostalgia about the past simple and easy life. Blending the rainy season with scenes of the city life has become a medium of expression for him, where his deliberate use of flamboyant colors impresses upon the importance of historical places of varied geography and vibrant cultures.