Venkatappa Art Gallery exhibits paintings, musical instruments, and plaster of Paris bas reliefs created by K Venkatappa.
Venkatappa Art Gallery (view from Govt. Museum)
The bas reliefs of Drona teaching archery to the Pandavas and Ekalavya practicing archery is remarkable. The paintings depicting the sceneries from Mysore, Ooty, and Kodaikanal are par excellence. There are paintings of Krishnaraja Wodeyar and Abanindranath Tagore which are masterpieces.
The Art Gallery has also a collection of musical instruments prepared and played by great artists. You will also come across paint brushes and painting materials used by K Venkatappa. The display also consists of prizes and awards won by the artist.
Bas Relief of Dronacharya Teaching Archery to Pandavas
How to Reach Venkatappa Art Gallery
The Art Gallery is in Kasturba Road (Bengaluru) next to Government Museum and Visvesvaraya Technological Museum.
You will have to buy tickets (Rs. 20) in the Government Museum and carry the same ticket to Art Gallery. You can explore the museum first and then head to the art gallery.
Do not worry about the parking, there’s ample space for cars and motorcycles on the museum premises. It’s pay and park.
You will need little more than half a day to cover this part of Bengaluru. If you have time and energy left, there are more places to visit in Bengaluru.
- Read about K Venkatappa, the pioneer painter, sculpture and exponent of Veena.