India has its own first click art museum in the city of Chennai and has been visited more than 47,000 people since it opened in April this year. The museum has everything inside it, be it Adam handing over an apple while Eve watches or Mona Lisa pouring a steaming hot cup of coffee, while people take selfies with a chimp or collect Oscars before leaving.
There are only 42 places in 12 countries around the world that have such interactive art museums, now India is one of them. The museum has 24 artworks on display and have been created using 3D painting techniques and optical illusions. The creator is a Tamilian artist AP Shreethar who has created all the art pieces himself, drawing inspiration from art galleries in Singapore, Malaysia, Phuket and Hong Kong. It took him three and a half years to create all the paintings and arrange them in a museum.
While interviewing with BBC he told that in Southern India art galleries tend to be very boring and people are not interested in visiting them, which is what inspired him to come up with this innovative idea for art. The entry to this museum is pegged at Rs 150 for adults and Rs 100 for children and he told that at weekends, he draws up to 2,000 visitors in a day!
The museum has satisfied everyone who has entered the place, and Shreethar plans to open 22 more museums in Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, San Francisco and Malta, among other places. He believes that click art is perfect for today’s generation who are always obsessed with photographs and selfies.
Mr. Shreethar also claims that some people take 50-60 selfies at the museum and their Facebook page has been tagged in nearly a million photos! He adds that he knew the museum would be hit, but he was overwhelmed by the response of the people!
Check out some of his crazy artworks:
Source Credits : BBC news
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