Wow, what a beautiful creation !
This art, named as 'Sea power', is created by the British artist Hew Locke at Kochi - Muziris biennale, currently taking place at Fort Kochi in Ernakulam, Kerala, India.
Vasco da Gama, his fleet and the explorations by him into the then unknown places in the world are known to all of us. His arrival in India initiated a series of events in this part of the world that paved the seeds of globalization with trade and developments and also the serious problems peppered with greed and cruelty that led to wars, invasion and subsequent colonization.
Vasco da Gama, died in Kochi in 1524 while on his third visit to India. His body was initially buried St. Francis CSI Church, Kochi.
The quest of the unknown, eagerness to know what lies far away in horizon, and the journey into the vastness of the endless ocean by this man is always a topic of interest not only to history enthusiasts but also to artists. What better place than Fort Kochi to create a remarkable portrait like this !
An awesome creation ! Hats off to the artist :)
Beautifully crafted with black beads and cord on the walls in one of the rooms in Aspinwall house, a centuries old monument, this is a visual treat and is simply magnificent ! No wonder visitors spend quality time here immersed in the beauty of this wonderful portrait.
Kochi - Muziris biennale 2014 is an awesome event !
The first ever biennale in India took place at Fort Kochi in 2012. It was a huge success. The current event is already a success with scores of people from all over the world visiting.
Aspinwall house is one of the venues of this historic event. This is the view of this heritage building from the sea side.
Muziris is mentioned in many historical records and is thought to be around the vicinity of the present day Kodungalloor, near Kochi. The popular version of the history says this ancient port disappeared during flood in the river Periyar and the new port Kochi emerged.
Let this biennale bring it from its mythical state to such immortal artistic forms that would never disappear, it cannot, because memories blossomed here will remain alive forever !
At the entrance...
How to reach ?
Fort Kochi is well connected by road, rail and ferry. Just get into a boat from the Boat jetty at off Marine drive opposite BSNL Office and within twenty minutes you reach there. There are plenty of buses too.
- Art is powerful. Art is therapeutic. Art is soothing.
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