The iconic cricket stadium in Kolkata, Eden Gardens in Kolkata is all set to unleash a renovated premises. One of the walls of the iconic stadium is getting renovated, a wall art, which is about four-stories tall on one side, before the first Test match between India and Sri Lanka that starts on November 16.
Around 25 students from Kolkata’s Government College of Art and Craft prepared the wall art, as it was the part of the beautification project initiated by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
The wall art made with an attempt to capture the mood and emotions of fans coming to the stadium to watch a match. Along with the iconic memories of Kolkata, such as the Victoria Memorial and yellow taxis, the artists have tried to capture the mood of cricket fans as well.
Talking about the same, one of the artists, Sayan Mukherjee said, “Our basic idea was to capture the feeling – the awe and excitement people feel when for the first time they see the historic field. As children, when we walked in for the first time here in the stands, we felt like it was a magic, a transformation and through this work, we wanted to highlight that.”
There are paintings of many iconic cricketers as well on the wall celebrating their achievements. The scrupulous work of painting the high wall beside the main entrance that holds the photos of Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, Jhulan Goswami among others, started on Tuesday (October 31) last week and will be done in next two or three days.