Kapuche Kalayatra: Ice used to become water without being able to chop Kuchi

Kathmandu, Jan. 26: Two artists from Bhaktapur have returned to the capital with unique creations and unique experiences.

Artists Punyaram Matang and Laxmi Prasad Khoteja, who capture the natural, archeological and historical subjects of Kathmandu and its environs on canvas for most of their time, said that this time Kapuche dragged them there. Earlier, they set out on another important journey, less than a year after they reached Mardi and painted a picture of the mountain range.

Lake Kapuche is known as the lowest lake above sea level. “The view of the lake and the surroundings on the canvas is a new experience,” he said.

By Sunday morning, the lake had turned to ice. It would spread slowly after being touched by the sun’s rays. He said that the artist created art by making water by putting ice in a bottle. Kapuche Lake is an area that has been developed as an emerging tourist destination and a new footpath. Located in the north-east of Kaski district, this lake is a scenic area that can be reached in a short time from Pokhara. At an altitude of 2,546 meters above sea level, the Kapuche tourist area is a six-hour walk from Sikles. When you get there, all the fatigue is eliminated after seeing the scenery.

Artist Matang said that the surrounding scenery is very enticing. “And it wasn’t fun to sit on his lap and take pictures on canvas,” he said. Capuche means fallen snow. The scene by name can also be easily seen here. Occasionally avalanches add to the charm of this lake, which lies in the middle of a snow-capped mountain. This time, the two artists, who are active members of Saturday’s painting workshop, have returned after completing the Kapuche Kalayatra. On a two-day trip on Saturday and Sunday, they have also captured the golden scene of Annapurna II from Sickles on canvas.

According to the artist, there was some challenge to go. He said that the tiredness of the road has been alleviated by the natural beauty of the hilly and mountainous areas including the waterfalls, rivers and streams that can be reached by embracing the narrow roads, hillsides and hillsides. “Sometimes it would snow and it would come out like a thunderstorm. At night it sounded like it was raining. I was worried that I would not be able to create a picture. After all, it was the sound of snow falling instead of clouds. Time helped us. , Matang said.

The two-member artiste team, which left Kathmandu last Friday, arrived in Kathmandu on Monday after capturing the scene on canvas on Saturday and Sunday. The rest of the artists created paintings in different areas of Kathmandu. Divesh Pradhan, coordinator of the Saturday Painting Workshop Campaign for the past three years, said that both of them have been honored for participating in the workshop amidst beautiful but challenging activities. Chandra Shrestha was honored by Lalitkala Manch Nepal on Friday. Saturday’s art workshop is going on under the coordination of Pradhan. Under the same campaign, two artists have reached Kapuche, a remote but beautiful area of ​​Pokhara, to capture the open sky scene on canvas while enjoying nature.

According to Coordinator Pradhan, there are plans to conduct Plain Air Convention, Competitive Painting Workshop, Plain Air Talk etc. during the campaign. He also said that there is a plan to hold a painting workshop in Kalapathar under this campaign. “Our aim is to bring socialism in art. At present, an art exhibition costs at least one lakh rupees. We are moving forward so that ordinary artists can create and exhibit it without spending it,” he said.

President of the National Federation of People’s Cultural Socialists Kriparam Dhamala said that the state should respect such artists as they are the common jewel of all. “Faith may be in its place, but the party must give equal respect to the artist, not to me or to you,” he said.

By Auther