Kozhikode: Illustration art has morphed into a signpost to literature, says writer P. Valsala.
The meaning produced by illustrations attain completion when you are able to speak with total abandon from the heart of the story. She was inaugurating and speaking at the discussion “Literary works and illustrations” on the sidelines of Chans’s exhibition.
C.V. Balakrishnan who led the discussion opined that the mission of the illustrations goes beyond rendering anatomical proportions to the writer’s words. Illustrations reflect the artist’s novel imaginings.
It was with Namboothiri’s illustrations for M.T.’s ‘Randamoozham’ that the form started receiving wide-spread recognition. D.R. Sudhish who presented the topic observed that aside from its shared existence with writing, Illustration art commands an exclusive identity.
The likes of K.P. Ramanunni, Akbar Kakkattil, Issac Eapen, P.K. Parakadavu and Jamal Kochangadi participated in the discussions. Chelavur Venu welcomed the gathering and Purushan Kadalundi extended vote of thanks.
The exhibition closes on Thursday. K.T. Muhammad is scheduled to inaugurate the closing ceremony at five in the evening.
DESHABHIMANI / Newspaper 2005