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Friday, 22 November 2019

Goa College of Art students are bringing alive cinema and Goan culture through an exhibition

Goa College of Art students have brought alive some of the iconic scenes from superhit Hollywood movies and also depicted the cultural ethos of the state through their unique art works being exhibited at the ‘IFFI Mile’ as part of the ongoing IFFI 2019.

The fourth year students comprising a batch of 28 students have set up structures, on which they have painted scenes from four hit movies — Lego, Monster Inc, Avatar, Wall-E and Jurassic Park.

One of the participating students, Avina says, “We are trying to bring alive some of the famous scenes from five different superhit Hollywood movies through our art works.”

The batch of 30 artists from third year have depicted ‘haunted house’ as the theme. Under this, they have set up structures that resemble the spookiness of a haunted house, typically seen in horror movies. The team from second year, comprising 22 students, are showing traditional Goan house, which reflects the ethos of the state.

Harvey, a second year student, said some of the art work includes handmade traditional Goan jewellery. Another second year student Riya adds, “We have taken up the theme of Jungle Book for the exhibition along with live 3D painting.” 

The first year batch of 23 students have highlighted the evolution of comedy genre in world cinema, starting with silent comedy era of Charlie Chaplin and Goan artist and comedian Anthony Mendes.

Loretto Pinto, a first year student, says, “We have two more stalls for the mega movie hits Bahubali and Avengers End Games. To make it more interesting, we have made it more creative by including fun games for children and adults alike.” 

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