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Artists paint on Christian themes
Painters say they were inspired by leading Christian figuresJeevan A.S. a Hindu artist with his paintings
- Francis Rodrigues, Mangalore
- March 2, 2011
Anil Devadiga, a Hindu who showed a Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, says painting is â€śa spiritual process and religion for an artist. It transcends the para-metered religions of the world.â€ť
Some artists said Jesus and Blessed Teresa have inspired them the most.
â€śMother Teresa is a universal symbol of love which cannot be tied to a single religion,â€ť said Devadiga.
He said the Koran depicts Jesus as a messenger of God and his â€śway of peace inspired me to study his personality.â€ť
Anil Rasquinha, chief convener of the â€śArt 4 Concern - Charity Art Exhibition and Auction,â€ť said they would donate the money from the exhibition for the treatment of a burn victim and some others.
Milagres Church of Mangalore organized the program as part of its centenary celebrations.
Agnes Rebello, a Christian visitor to the February 27 exhibition, noted the â€śreal inter-religious gatheringâ€ť occurred against a backdrop of Hindu extremist groupsâ€™ attacks on churches in Karnataka.