A new virtual exhibition of digital artworks by Hyderabad-based artist Vijit Pillai titled 'The Essential Romantic', is on view at artflute.com till the end of June 2021. The artworks are inspired by musicians, writers and poets whose work he has loved.
The artwork that lends itself to the cover photo of the exhibition features a gate, a driveway and overgrown foliage that covers the fictional castle, Manderley. The three-dimensional and multilayered work on German canvas is the artist’s interpretation of the old Elizabethan manor called Manderlay from Daphne du Maurier’s novel, Rebecca. In the first chapter of the novel, the narrator dreams of visiting the country estate at night. But Vijit states that he took the creative liberty to present something more vibrant and not depressing, and hence his interpretation of the manor is in warm autumn hues.