Painting, Movies, Life itself in general
Seshadri is an engineer by profession. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers in India. He lives in Mumbai, India and is an independent consultant in the marketing of industrial products.
This background might seem entirely unconnected with the world of art, but for decades Seshadri has been wielding the brushes as a hobby. Although he is an entirely self-taught artist ,he has held a few one-man shows to his credit and been part of regional group exhibitions in Bombay, Bangalore, and Delhi in the 70's and 80's. In the new Millennium he has had private shows in New York and San Francisco in the years 2006 and 2008.
Caught up in the rat race, however, he had little time to devote to my canvasses and virtually gave up painting. But the new millennium brought with it a new phase of creativity, and he has again finding himself painting and capturing the evanescent moments of life.
1) Artmajeur Silver Award -Y2007 to Y2011
3) ArtSlant Showcase Winner -Y2009-y2011 Eight ( 10) Awards .till date
4) Figured in the Contemporary International Masters-III published by World Wide Art Books
5) Three of his abstract paintings on 'Seasons' were recently shown at Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts., Las Vegas,USA, one of which has been acquired by the Museum.
6) Recipient of the David of Michelangelo 2010 Award. Italy
7)Has won the Traditional Artist award from FanArtReview.com for 2010 and 2011 and also Distinguished Artist of the month Aug 2010.
Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself How did I get through all of that?
SESHADRI_SREENIVASAN IS FOLLOWING
Bill Gates In Hell
Bill Gates goes to Pearly Gate.
St. Peter says, "Now Bill, you have done some good things, and you have done some bad things. Now I am going to let you decide where you want to go".
First, St. Peter shows Bill an image of Hell with beautiful women running on beaches. Then, St Peter shows Bill an image of Heaven with robed angels playing harps on clouds.
Bill chooses Hell.
About a week later, St. Peter checks in on Bill in Hell and finds him being whipped by demons.
Bill says to St. Peter, "What happened to all the beautiful women and the beaches?"
St. Peter replies, "That was just the screen saver."
May 20 at 9:21AM
I am off to a 15 day tour of the South India to attend to some family commitments. It is mid-summer and it's boiling hot over there. But I am looking forward to visiting some ancient places of historical interest and sharing them with you. I have the luxury of owning a Ipad now so that I can be in touch with FAR friends from far away. Cheers!
May 19 at 10:00PM
About a century or two ago (?), the Pope decided that all the Indians had to leave Italy. Naturally there was a big uproar from the Indian community. So the Pope made a deal. He would have a religious debate with a member of the Indian community.
If the Indian won, the Indians could stay.
If the Pope won, the Indians would leave.
The Indians realized that they had no choice. So they picked a middle-aged man named Mr.Singh to represent them. Mr Singh asked for one condition to the debate - neither side would be allowed to talk.
The Pope agreed.
The day of the great debate came.
Singh and the Pope sat opposite each other for a full minute.
Then the Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers.
Singh looked back at him and raised one finger.
The Pope waved his fingers in a circle around his head.
Singh pointed to the ground where he sat.
The Pope pulled out a wafer and a glass of wine.
Singh pulled out an apple.
The Pope stood up and said,
"I give up. This man is too good. The Indians can stay."
An hour later, the cardinals were gathered around the Pope asking him what had happened.
The Pope said, "First I held up three fingers to represent the Holy Trinity.
He responded by holding up one finger to remind me that there was still One God common to both our religions.
Then, I waved my finger around me to show him that God was all around us.
He responded by pointing to the ground and showing that God was also right here with us.
I pulled out the wine and wafer to show that God absolves us from our sins.
He pulled out an apple to remind me of original sin.
He had an answer for everything. What could I do?"
Meanwhile, the Indian community had crowded around Singh.
"What happened?" they asked.
"Well," said Singh
"First he said to me that the Indians had three days to get out of here.
I told him not one of us was leaving.
Then he told me that this whole city would be cleared of Indians.
I let him know that we were staying right here."
"Yes, and then???" asked the crowd.
"I don't know", said Singh,
"He took out his lunch, and I took out mine!"
May 18 at 9:17AM
Samantha Grey : I love this story soooooooo much , it is so funny yet true how people can think so differently and interpret things that are completely not related to the subject .
May 18 at 6:07PM
Doris1022 : That is the problem with communications isn't it? we have to talk and understand one another.
May 18 at 10:14PM
ozzyart : LOL! What fun! We need more humour and understanding in the world! Funnily enough, it looks like they both thought they understood! LOL!!
May 18 at 11:24PM
Farmer John lived on a quiet rural highway.
But as time went by, the traffic slowly built up and became so heavy and so fast that his chickens were being run over at a rate of three to six a day.
So one day Farmer John called the local police station and said, "You've got to do something about all of these people driving so fast and killing my chickens."
"What do you want us to do?" asked the policeman.
"I don't care, just do something about those crazy drivers!"
So the next day the policeman had the Main Road's workers go out to erect a sign that said:
SLOW: SCHOOL CROSSING
Three days later Farmer John called the policeman and said,
"You've got to do something about these drivers. The 'school crossing' sign seems to make them go even faster!"
So, again, the policeman sends out the Main Roads workers and they put up a new sign:
SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY
That really sped them up. So Farmer John called and called and called every day for three weeks.
Finally, he asked the policeman, "Your signs are doing no good at all ... can I put up my own sign?"
The policeman said, "Sure, go ahead."
He was willing to let Farmer John do just about anything
in order to get him to stop calling to complain.
The policeman got no more calls from Farmer John.
Three weeks later, curiosity got the best of the policeman
and he decided to give Farmer John a call. "How's the problem with those drivers. Did you put up your sign?"
"Oh, I sure did,replied Farmer John, "and not one chicken has been killed since then. I've got to go. I'm very busy."
He hung up the phone.
The policeman was really curious and he thought to himself,
"I'd better go out there and take a look at that sign it might be something that WE could use to slow down drivers."
So he drove out to Farmer John's house, and his jaw dropped the moment he saw the sign.
It was spray painted on a sheet of wood....
Go slow and watch out for chicks!
Keep Smiling ....
May 13 at 5:27AM
The merits of keeping one's mouth shut.....tightly
Last night I was sitting in the living room, talking to my wife about life... In-between, we talked about the idea of living or dying.
I told her : Never let me live in a vegetative state, totally
dependent on machines and liquids from a bottle. If you see me in that state I want you to disconnect all the contraptions that are keeping me alive, I'd much rather die!
My wife got up from the sofa with this real look of admiration
towards me....and proceeded to disconnect the TV, the Cable, the Dish, the DVD, the Computer, the Cell Phone, the iPod, and the Xbox, and then went to the bar and threw away all my whisky, rum, gin, vodka & the beer in the fridge...
I ALMOST DIED!!
1. Think about what you wish for..!!!!
2. The female brain works on a different wavelength from the male's !!!
May 10 at 9:11AM
Lucien van Oosten : LOL!!
Your story made me smile, laugh until in tears and then I realized your wife took you at your word, which I agreed with & gave you what you asked for. One of my favorite lines:
â??You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.â??
â?? Mick Jagger
May 10 at 10:59AM
Flight_of_Raven : I hope you took advantage of your liberation to go out and connect with nature.
May 10 at 11:34PM
dubach : Lol, i dont know. but they do have a special talent for making us look like donkeys.
May 13 at 3:59AM
'Paraprosdokian' is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to re-frame or re-interpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.
- I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
May 6 at 2:26AM
Digital art is not real art - it's "emulation" of art. For example, you can emulate traditional tools, you can use layers, you can use photo as tip layer or combine with photo, you can use 3D-editors to emulate real objects. Whereas traditional art is the creative expression of a creativity and imagination. I understand both sides of this argument 'digital vs traditional art'.. Digital art may not be tangible and you can 'undo'. Such being the case, how can any person compare traditional art made by hand with computer generated images! Clubbing both types in a contest is illogical and unfair to the traditional participants in the contests.They can live in harmony otherwise. But there should be a level playing field in the contests! I am glad that 2 forthcoming contests are for 'traditional' artists only!
April 29 at 1:22AM
Skyangel02 : I agree it would be best if traditional art and digital art were in different contests because they are totally different techniques of creating an artistic work. However I could also argue that oil painting and watercolors ought not be in the same contest or that abstracts ought not be in the same contests as realistic paintings or collages and sculptures ought not be in the same contests etc.
However, digital art can still be just as much a creative expression of imagination as traditional art. The only difference is the technique used in creation.
Digital art is just as tangible as any other art the minute you print it out and get a hard copy off the computer.
April 29 at 2:57AM
Cephus : Do you alos define photogaphy as not being art because of the same reasoning?
April 29 at 9:41AM
donkeyoatey : I would agree about the seperation of contests..especially when some digital art takes a photo and paints over it..to me, using a photo and calling it art is wrong for an art contest.
April 29 at 1:32PM
RavnAdairDesigns : Traditional art requires two things that digital art is not so often reliant on - steady hand control and an eye that can see the reality of what the artist wants to create on the blank page, but only in realistic work. In every other aspect there is no artistic difference between digital and traditional art. And digital art requires knowledge not found in traditional art - the knowledge of how to work with a vast array of potential tools to create the effects desired where they are desired, that can be brought to bear on any given piece. Seshadri, there is no difference between the artistic merits of traditional and digital art.
That said, I agree that traditional art and digital art would be fun to have in different contests. For one thing, the skills and artistry of digital art are very little understood by most artists and very much undervalued and maligned by those who do not understand the complexity of creating digital art. Take it from one who has been both a traditional artist and a digital artist - I pick digital art over traditional because it is so much more complex and fascinating and boundless than traditional art. But I respect the traditional artist for the skills they have to create the works they do. Ultimately, I am in awe of the fine artist, not because of whether they are traditional or digital, but because of their artistic vision of what they create - that's where Art lies!
April 29 at 2:49PM
RavnAdairDesigns : thinking about it for a second - much digital art, and fine realistic digital painting also require exceptional hand control and eidetic eye, so not even that skill is owned solely by traditional artists.
April 29 at 3:04PM
bushimages : I'm sitting in a empty room on the floor, I'm given a camera or a paint brush and ask to create art my imagination must create first!then my tools can capture it or record it! the art does't exsist until I see it in my mind! digital is more open to changes from start to finish! a rare luxuary traditional art does'nt get?e.g a strait line can become a circle at anytime if it suits the artist or even removed,the empty room the traditional artist sits in called the world!with digital artist it's call a program on a PC! lol opps here goes duck!:)
April 29 at 5:57PM
seshadri_sreenivasan : I understand both sides of this argument. Though digital art may not be tangible and you can undo, the fact still remains that it is an expression of human creativity and imagination. We should not try to split hair. The argument can go on endlessly on all forms of art. My submission is only with regards to the contest.The contests should be fair and just. Traditional and digital art should fall under separate categories. These can be subdivided into realism, abstract, mixed media etc depending on the contest organizers.I am very glad to see the reactions. Long Live Art!
April 30 at 3:23AM
RavnAdairDesigns : Well, Seshadri, when you start out with a statement like, "Digital art is not real art - it's 'emulation' of art", you're going to stir up a hornet's nest, LOL. I agree with you that traditional art should be separated from traditional art. And realistic art should be separated from abstract art for contests. Abstracts are really the ugly step sisters to Realism, lol, in most people's opinions. In competitions featuring both realism and abstract, you have the realistic pictures as the leaders and the abstracts as the lowly also-ran entrants. I've just seen this with one spectacularly beautiful and exceptionally skillful abstract, and it made me slap my head in frustration.
April 30 at 4:54AM
Three Thoughts for the Day!
When we are born, our mothers get the compliments and the flowers.
When we are married, our brides get the presents and the publicity.
When we die, our widows get the life insurance.
What do women want to be liberated from?
The average man's life consists of:
Twenty years of having his mother ask him where he is going, Forty years of having his wife ask the same question; and at the end, the mourners wondering too.
A Man was walking down a street when he heard a voice from behind, "If you take one more step, a brick will fall down on your head and kill you."
The man stopped and a big brick fell right in front of him. The man was astonished.
He went on, and after a while he was going to cross the road. Once again the voice shouted, "Stop! Stand still! If you take one more step a car will run over you, and you will die." The man did as he was instructed, just as
a car came careening around the corner, barely missing him.
The man asked. "Who are you?" "I am your guardian angel," the voice answered.
"Oh, yeah?" the man asked "And where the hell were you when I got married?"
April 23 at 5:12AM
40 years of marriage . . .
A married couple in their early 60s was celebrating their 40th
wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant. Suddenly, a tiny yet beautiful fairy appeared on their table. She said, 'For being such an exemplary married couple and for being loving to each
other for all this time, I will grant you each a wish.'
The wife answered, 'Oh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband
The fairy waved her magic wand and - poof! - two tickets for the Queen Mary II appeared in her hands.
The husband thought for a moment: 'Well, this is all very romantic, but an opportunity like this will never come again. I'm sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me.
The wife, and the fairy, were deeply disappointed, but a wish is a wish.
So the fairy waved her magic wand and poof!...the husband became 92
The moral of this story:
Men who are ungrateful bastards should remember fairies are female...
April 21 at 3:35AM
In a convent in Ireland, the 98-year-old Mother Superior lay dying.
The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable.
They tried giving her warm milk to drink but she refused it.
One of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen.
Then, remembering a bottle of Irish whiskey that had been received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened it and poured a generous amount into the warm milk.
Back at Mother Superior's bed, they held the glass to her lips.
The frail nun drank a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had finished the whole glass down to the last drop.
As her eyes brightened, the nuns thought it would be a good opportunity to have one last talk with their spiritual leader.
"Mother'" the nuns asked earnestly, "Please give us some of your wisdom before you leave us."
She raised herself up in bed on one elbow, looked at them and said, "Don't sell that cow."
April 19 at 5:08AM
Samantha Grey : Ever so comedic how throughout the entire story I felt like crying but the ending just put a smile on my face.
April 19 at 4:10PM
Tale of Two Indian Lions!
Two Indian lions escape from a zoo.
One of the lions had been captured from the jungle,so he runs back to the jungle.
The other was born in the zoo itself ---
so is basically a city-slicker.
He vanishes into the city.
Three days later the jungle-lion is recaptured -and returned to the zoo.
A month passes, then two, three ...
but city-lion is not traceable !
Finally, after six months
the city-lion is also recaptured and
brought back to the zoo.
Jungle-lion is amazed to see his friend.
Jungle-lion : For God's sake,how were you able to evade these guys for 6 whole months ?!
City-lion : That's nothing !I just went to a government department,and hid behind a huge pile of dusty files that they have there .
Jungle-lion : But what did you eat there ?
City-lion : OMG!there was an unlimited supply of government servants.
Whenever I ate one, they hired five more.
Nobody did any work anyway, so nobody missed the ones I ate.
Jungle-lion : Wow ! But, then how did you get caught ?
City-lion : I made a bloody mistake! ...
On the last day I ate the chai-walla.(Tea-boy)
Now, everyone missed the chai-walla & their chai (Tea) !
They launched a massive hunt.
And I got caught ... !
April 13 at 2:16AM
Badger : That's nothing. I was sat on the side of the bed last night pulling my boxers off and the wife said, "Carl, you spoil those dogs"!
April 13 at 5:34AM
Echo7 : lol....too funny Carl....sublime
April 13 at 7:48PM
Bertodi : yes well, good comment on life! I used to teach many Pakistani children and remember one in particular, if he did good work, I let him tell me a story his mother told him- she was a marvelous woman and told him many,many stories, very different to most of the working class mothers, - they were delightful, lions and tigers and villagers and all manner of life of the sub continent. I asked him if she would let me tape them and I would write them out as hers, as I never, never take another cultures stories without asking first- I doubt her husband would have allowed it. Pleased you share some of these stories with us. Our own Indian grandmother my co-grandmother, talks of India and their family's experiences during the Raj, but not this type of national heritage-
hope to read many more
April 15 at 4:53AM
A priest was called away for an emergency. Not wanting to leave the confessional unattended, he called his rabbi friend from across the street and asked him to cover for him. The rabbi told him he wouldn't know what to say, but the priest told him to come on over and he'd stay with him for a little bit and show him what to do.
The rabbi comes over, and he and the priest are in the confessional.
In a few minutes a woman comes in and says, "Father, forgive me for I have sinned." The priest asks, "What did you do?". The woman says, "I committed adultery." Priest: "How many times?" Woman: "Three times."
Priest: "Say two Hail Mary's, put $5 in the box and go and sin no more."
A few minutes later a man enters the confessional. He says, "Father, forgive me for I have sinned." Priest: "What did you do?" Man: "I committed adultery." Priest:"How many times?" Man: "Three times."
Priest: "Say two Hail Mary's put $5 in the box and go and sin no more."
The rabbi tells the priest that he thinks he's got it so the priest leaves.
A few minutes later another woman enters and says, "Father, forgive me for I have sinned." Rabbi: "What did you do?" Woman: "I committed adultery." Rabbi: "How many times?" Woman: "Once." Rabbi: "Go do it two more times. We have a special this week, three for $5."
April 9 at 5:28AM
roomwithaview : Ha ha ha ha thanks for the chuckle :)
April 9 at 8:58PM
A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that, in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.
"House" for instance, is feminine: "la casa."
"Pencil," however, is masculine: "el lapiz."
So, a student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?"
Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female,
and asked them to decide for themselves whether "computer" should be a masculine or a feminine noun.
Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
The men's group decided that "computer" should definitely be of the
feminine gender ("la Computadora" ), because:
(1). No one but their creator understands their internal logic;
(2). The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible
to everyone else
3). Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and
(4). As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself
spending half your pay check on accessories for it.
(THIS GETS BETTER!)
The women's group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine ("el computador"), because:
1). In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;
2). They have a lot of data but still can't think for themselves;
( 3). They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem; and
( 4). As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have
gotten a better model.
****** The women won.
March 17 at 11:27PM
tinlight : Nice one! From a female perspective, I've always felt that computers are like men: can't live with them, can't live without them!
March 27 at 3:42AM
kimartist : LOL. This is by far the best "battle of the sexes" joke I've ever heard in my LIFE! ROFL! :D
April 1 at 2:23AM
Bertodi : so I take it computers are bi-sexual and we their mechanics? Clever!
April 25 at 3:57AM
A concerned husband went to the doctor to talk about his wife. He said to the doctor, "I think my wife is deaf because she never hears me the first time and always asks me to repeat things." "Well," the doctor replied, "go home tonight, stand about 15 feet from her, and say something. If she doesn't reply, move 5 feet closer and say it again. Keep doing this until we get an idea about the severity of her deafness." The husband went home and did exactly as the doctor had instructed. He started off 15 feet from his wife in the kitchen as she was chopping some vegetables. He said, "Honey, what's for dinner?" He heard no response. He moved 5 feet closer and asked again. No reply. He moved 5 feet closer. Still no reply. He finally got fed up and moved right behind her, about an inch away, and asked again, "Honey, what's for dinner?" She replied, "For the fourth time, vegetable stew!"
March 17 at 2:37AM
Good one. Worth trying and preserving.
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March 15 at 9:17AM