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Slice of art at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival

It is not just books and authors at the ongoing Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, but also hosts a pie for art lovers too.

Jaipur: It is not just books and authors at the ongoing Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, but also hosts a pie for art lovers too.

At the eight edition of the festival, which concludes today, three gigantic 14 feet sculptures part of a grand Gond art installation?erected in front of the Diggi Palace's Durbar hall, the main venue for the literary extragavanza have become 'selfie magnets' for visitors thronging the area.

The sculptures designed by Vyom Mehta are part of Asura series which draws its characterisation from the epics.

29-year-old Vyom, who had earlier created sculptures depicting 'Vyomasur ke saat roop', describes Gond art as depiction of stories about myth, magic, life and nature using natural colours.

Also displayed at the venue are works by winners of the Ojas Art Award.
The Prize, a new annual addition to the Festival was presented to Bhajju Shyam and Venkat Raman Singh Shyam, who were awarded with cash prize of Rs 51000 and Rs 31000 respectively.

A special prize was also conferred upon Gond artist Roshni Vyam.

While Bhajju's works have earlier been exhibited at the Museum of London and at exhibitions in UK, Germany, Holland, Italy and Russia, Venkat Raman has also carried the legacy of his Pardhan Gond tribal family to international exhibitions in Los Angeles and the US. 

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