Gone are the days when greenery of parks used to please the eyes where ever you go around Bangalore, thanks to the exponential growth and the ever increasing traffic. In an initiative by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike(BBMP), a bold move has been made through a beautification drive to make the walls in Bangalore look vibrant. BBMP has embarked on the idea of painting city walls with colorful motifs and designs by employing close to 100+ painters. I read in print media sometime back that all these wall paint artists are from Bangalore, have been engaged in the process of painting murals across the Bangalore city.
Selected walls along some main roads will be painted with pictures of murals, folk art, animals and designs inspired from the nature.I am thoroughly impressed by this move and like the paintings all across Bangalore. Starting from school kids, nature, animals and birds, prominet personalities from Karnataka as well as Indian freedom fighters, drug de-addiction, tourist spots and what not! This move will certainly make the mundane walls get a character of its own instead of bearing those ugly posters of some movie, political stunt, car rentals or even a paying guest accommodation available stuff. More over it will be pleasing to the eyes of motorists and commuters traveling on the road to focus on these paintings instead of cribbing about the traffic woes at least for once.
Thanks to Kavitha Lokesh for sharing these images. I haven’t clicked any so far with my camera, but more feast awaits for all those who like to see more. Btw., if you like arts/crafts, there is one blogger friend ‘Shruti @ Mindfull-Meanderings‘ who is conducting some excellent and creative ‘Artsy-Craftsy’ contest. Feel free to visit and take part in the monthly contests on her blog if you find it interesting.