Almost every adult longs to return to their childhood. We walk down the lanes of memories very often to keep in touch with the happy times of our life. Though we can’t relive those memories, it’s a comfort to know that wherever we go, they will always be there in our minds. Happy those days! We found joy in simple things. A rainbow and fast-moving wind excited us and held us in enchantment.
“The child is the father of the man,” said William Wordsworth. Here are artists who captured the golden memories of childhood on canvas. These artworks make us wish to be a child again and stumble to find a way to bring back our childhood days.
Bedtime stories were the best part of our childhood. We loved listening to stories of fairies, talking animals, and flying objects. Artist Amrit Khurana portrays the essence of storytime with grandfather in this artwork. The artist captures the eagerness in the eyes of both the grandfather and the child.
This artwork brings out the memories of our playtimes when all we sang were nursery rhymes. All our ‘ring-a-ring-a roses’ and bursting out into laughter at ‘we all fall down’ reminds us of our times away from the complexities of the world. This artwork titled glimpses of red bring out the little rays of sunshine of our childhood.
Do you remember back in our childhood, where a found object became a toy. Sticks, stones, and papers were the favourite toys that we loved to play with our friends. Making paper boats and sending never-ending paper planes to the sky was our hobby. Paper planes were symbols of hope, hopes of flying up, up, and away, unaware of the society’s paradigm. Artist Monica Ghule portrays the joy of making our paper planes fly.
The artist Ria Das makes us long to be a child again through her artwork. The spark in the eyes and the innocence in the laugh makes us forget the underlying meanings of the world and live our lives to the fullest. Ria Das brings out the adorable laugh after every mischief of our golden days.