Our flag is our honour, says city artist through his artwork Mandana

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Nawab Jehan Begum, an artist from Bhopal made a tricolor painting “Our flag is our honour” in Mandana, a tribal art form of Madhya Pradesh as part of the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign.

The 4-by-4-foot artwork has been selected for an international online exhibition that will begin on August 23. It took a month to complete the work in acrylic on canvas. This painting shows our national flag in a meaningful and creative way,” Begum told Free Press.

She also tries to convey the message of saving energy and nature through painting. “When you look closely at the painting, you can see that the color saffron sends a message to save energy while the color white, to save water. The color green sends the message to save nature, greenery and planet by planting more trees and stopping cutting down trees,” explains the artist.

Begum earned a master’s degree in drawing and painting. “I have been creative since childhood. Painting is not only my profession but also my passion. It’s something I love to do and can do all my life because I can express my feelings through my art. All of my paintings are meaningful and deep. They not only please the eyes, but also please your soul,” she said.

Her signature styles are abstract modern art paintings that she makes using a knife and she adds real gold to it to give it a more regal feel and look. She is also passionate about calligraphy, which she practices directly with a brush. She also did many national and international painting exhibitions and sold my paintings to countries like UK, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Maldives etc. She was also invited by Ferrari World Abu Dhabi as a guest for “My Ferrari Car Painting”. She has also done a painting for Taj Lakefront Bhopal and her works are also exhibited at Bhopal Airport and Cymroza Art Gallery in Mumbai.


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