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‘Jaipur’s my muse’

DNJAI14302 | 3/17/2010 | Author : Richa Shukla | WC :306

Khetanchi, like his paintings, cannot be summed up in a single word. After Hrs catches up with him, as he prepares for his show starting on Saturday...

How did art enter your life?
The environment in which I grew up, was full of art, as my father Khetaram was a painter. He taught painting at a school in Sardarshahar. One can say that painting is in my blood. I ventured into this field at the age of 15.
How has your work evolved over the years?
I started with portraits, and then moved to painting. I have been capturing Rajasthani culture and traditions, rural beauty, crafts and textiles. Only in 2003, when I first exhibited in Jaipur and Delhi, did my work come into limelight and bring me recognition.
You work stands out for the aesthetic portrayal of feminine beauty. What made you shift to architecture? Jaipur’s architectural bea
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