Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Prof. Vishwanath Sabale has a vision to carry these impressions with his comments through his paintings.

There are lot of metamorphic structures in nature around us that are being destroyed rapidly.  Being the Dean, Sir J. J. School of Art and a sensitive, mature landscape painter, Prof. Vishwanath Sabale has a vision to carry these impressions with his comments through his paintings.

The mountain range of the Western Ghats is a belt of basalt rock, which has the tendency of being etched upon by sea water. This results in circular pot-like contours being formed in Harihareshwar and around. These natural forms in basalt rocks with flora and fauna fascinates a nature lover like Prof. Sabale, inspiring him to paint them in a simplified manner. He cleverly captures the ethos with unusual shades of blues and fresh greens, sometimes with small quantity of yellows, on canvas and paper with a number of transparent layers of pigment.
Recent work by Vishwanath Sabale

Being a nature lover, he has travelled extensively in NaneGhat, MaalshejGhat, Bheemashankar and Junner regions. All these areas are enriched with forts, hilltops, colourful trees with attractive forms and a serene solitude that is the perfect foil for a creative soul. The artist is beguiled to put brush to canvas to capture the ethereal and the real.


Huge rock-cut, steep hillsides, valleys and nature’s ravages turn into beautiful, soul-stirring imagery as Sabale applies acrylic colours as watercolour washes to obtain the transparency of the delicate colour-palette of nature. 

Recent work by Vishwanath Sabale

He laments the rise of brutal changes in nature – especially due to rampant urbanisation. The felling of trees, destruction of parks… to make way for man-made structures manifests in some of his art as he portrays the changing profile of metros via vivid textures attuned to the relevance of the landscape-like forms. Nature’s devastation for and by human indulgence results in chaos and unrest in human living. This is his concern as a painter and he depicts this very pressing concern, making an appeal through his paintings to save the environment and keep it intact.

Prof. Sabale’sArchaeographs are the visual form of such relationships with the remains of the past – that induce nostalgia; and still maintain the same interests in the modern world with concern. All his works are powerful painterly reactions to the surrounds.


Text by
SHRIRAM KHADILKAR.

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