Mona Lisa, by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, undoubtedly is an evergreen masterpiece. Not only art lovers but also acclaimed artists look up to this work of art. Moreover, some artists have even portrayed the key character -- Mona Lisa -- in their artworks, including the late Manuj Babu Mishra. The veteran artist had presented Mona Lisa in a Nepali avatar -- donning a sari, alongside other accessories like pote, bangles, and tika.
Following the same footstep of Mishra, Ishan Pariyar, an aspiring artist provided his interpretation of the famous artwork in ‘Monalisa on My Boat.’ The portrait is currently on display at GG Machaan, Pulchowk. Pariyar has presented Mona Lisa in Haku Patasi in his rendition.
Talking about the portrait, Pariyar stated, “The picture is a tribute to Manuj Babu. In the painting, I’ve used boat and lake as my motif, since I belong to the lake city -- Pokhara. Moreover, my wife’s Newari heritage encouraged me to include Haku Patasi as well.”
Including ‘Monalisa on My Boat’, 13 of Pariyar’s artworks are being showcased in the exhibition, entitled ‘Ethos of Surrounding.’
The exhibition is slated to continue till September 30.