MUMBAI, (GNI): The iconic show ”Raja Shivchhatrapati: Life, Vision, Legacy’ was scheduled to take place from 14th-20th June for the first time in India at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. However, with the response being fantastic from college going young adults to school children and even people from all walks of life paying a visit to Jehangir Art Gallery, it has been given an extension till 27th June.
When a show of this stature comes along, one can only expect the best to visit. Therefore, it came as no suprise that the show was inaugurated by The Governor of Maharashtra, C. Vidyasagar Rao and The Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis. Following suit, the gallery was honoured with a visit by Raj Thackeray who came in today and was amazed at the 120 3D Life size paintings that chronicle the life of the greatest man, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The intricate details and the fact that the show has taken Deepak Gore and the two artists, Shrikant Chougule and his son Gautam Chougule over 14 years to complete, this fact really moved him. Raj Thackeray stated that, “I want people of all walks of life to come here and view these amazing art works. People must not only take this as an opportunity to view art but also to be educated about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. I am amazed at the dedication show by the artists and Deepak Gore who was mentored by Babasaheb Purandare for this show.”
A dedicated team spearheaded by Deepak Gore and mentored by Babasaheb Purandare, has been effortlessly working on this show for the past 14 years that comprises of 120 3D Oil Paintings on the ultimate Management Guru, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. His vision explained through the paintings – Leadership Qualities, Warfare tactics, Organizational Skills, developing of Trade network, development of strong human force, social relations etc.
The paintings also extensively cover Fort Raigad & Rajyabhishek (Coronation). Rightly called ‘Father of Indian Navy’, this exhibition will prove to be insightful for architects, engineers for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s vision on Infrastructure Development – construction of forts, ports and ship building yards. The Press Release is attached below as are the images, I have higher resolution ones as well. In addition, the descriptions of 4 paintings are attached and I can send more on request. It is integral to note that none of the paintings are for sale. ends