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Moynihan’s Kathmandu paintings on display

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 24, 2018-

Internationally-renowned artist Maura Moynihan’s art exhibition titled Who Loves Kathmandu More Than Me? opened at the premises of Kathmandu Art in Lazimpat on Saturday. The exhibition features a collection of Moynihan’s modern-contemporary artworks inspired by the Kathmandu Valley.

Artist Moynihan who has been making frequent visits to Kathmandu since the 1970s said, “When you fall under the spell of Kathmandu Valley, it is impossible not to paint,” adding, “I have great admiration for the people of Nepal. It is a plausible fact that Nepal’s stability is sustained by the artisans.”

Her work is based on her memories of the city—its temples, the gods and goddesses, the people, and the sense of spirituality which comes from a unique blend of Buddhist and Hindu cultures. 

According to Moynihan, her life as an artist took a turn when she worked with critically-acclaimed artist and film director Andy Warhol, who further encouraged her to mould her interest towards arts.

Among the subjects of Moynihan’s work on display are late King Birendra, the current environmental state of Kathmandu Valley, and the many Hindu gods and goddesses.

Speaking about the exhibit, Seetashma Thapa, curator of Kathmandu Art, said, “The Kathmandu Art family is really happy to work with Maura. Her fascination with Kathmandu since the 70s makes me nostalgic about how beautiful our city once was. Maura’s work is bright, positive and fun.”

The exhibit, which started on April 21, will run until May 5.  

Published: 24-04-2018 08:31

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