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Aesthetic murals give Howrah Railway Museum an artistic makeover

Murals made on the wall of Riviera Building which is in front of the Howrah Rail Museum depicts everyday scenes making them looking authentic and aesthetic

The Howrah Railway Museum has undergone a pleasant and aesthetic makeover as the Riviera Building which is situated in its front has several eye-catching murals painted on it.

The wall of this building which is situated near Howrah station now has these lovely murals created by Kerala’s well-known artist Blaise Joseph who has trained in Vadodara’s MS University.

What makes these paintings very interesting and engaging is that they depict images of the diverse and varied common people leaving or arriving at the Howrah Station. Made on the flat concrete grey surface, these paintings show migrant groups including farmers, tribals, women, people from the fishing community, specially abled individuals and of course children. All these people are shown contributing their might to the progress and well-being of the country through their perseverance and hard labour.

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While being on the move, the people in these paintings are also portrayed carrying with them memories of their hearth, home and landscape and these are symbolised in the luggage and items shown in each portrait.

The painting of these murals has been organised by New Delhi’s ST+ART India Foundation and Asian Paints under the ‘Donate a Wall’ concept.

These artworks have evinced keen interest among the people visiting the station area and the National Rail Museum and also those passing by and art lovers.

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