"Cholamandal Artists Village" Top 5 Page for this destination Cholamandal Artists' Village Tip by abi_maha

  The main building
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  • The main building - Chennai (Madras)
      The main building
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  • Near some of the sculptures in the garden - Chennai (Madras)
      Near some of the sculptures in the garden
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  • Near the cafe - Chennai (Madras)
      Near the cafe
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  • Outside an artist's house - Chennai (Madras)
      Outside an artist's house
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We have been seeing this place everytime we go on the ECR from Sholinganallur to Thirubanmiyur..but was waiting for an occasion to step in. What better occasion than when my friends were here last weekend? :-)

Established more than four and a half decades ago, we didn't realize this place had such historical significance. It is credited as being the heralder of modernism in Chennai Art. There are many artists who have their house within this gated community, it is fun to watch them at work. They are all friendly and hospitable, willing to answer our curious questions. Named after an erstwile dynasty- the 'Cholas'- that all Indians have read about in their history lessons, for this king encouraged art in every form! Some of the sculptures in the garden are very very interesting and contemporary in nature...some of them even surpassed some of the works I have seen in the USA!

In the main building photography is not allowed we respected that and didn't click any pictures.

The cafe is awesome, I shall write a separate tip on that in the restaurants section.

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  • Written Oct 31, 2011
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