Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has released a collection of paintings by eminent artist Shyamsunder Pattanayak titled ‘Bridging Centuries’.
The book is an artist’s impression of the times of emperor Kharvela and the Kalinga Empire as depicted in the carvings of Udayagiri cave, said an official press release.
Appreciating the work of artist Shyamsunder Pattanayak, the Chief Minister said that this great work will play a key role in highlighting the ancient art, history and heritage of Odisha.
The book has been published by Ila Panda Centre for Arts, with a mission of showcasing, promoting and conserving the visual arts of Odisha.
With this collection of paintings, artist Pattanayak has attempted to recreate the art and culture of ancient Kalinga by highlighting the images, inscriptions and carvings of Udayagiri.
The Founder Trustee of IPCA Paramita Mohapatra was present during the book release.