This initiative is aimed at celebrating the extensive and diverse history of the largest Cricket World Cup ever using artistic expression. The ICC teams up with Padma Shri Indian artist Paresh Maity to create ‘Cricket’s Grandest Artwork’ in order to immortalize the grandest Cricket World Cup.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) reveals the introduction of ‘Cricket’s Grandest Artwork,’ an initiative designed to celebrate the extensive and varied history of the largest-ever Cricket World Cup through artistic expression.
Paresh Maity, the esteemed Indian artist and Padma Shri laureate, will artistically depict the unique spirit of all ten top-tier venues and the thrilling ambiance. This remarkable artistic endeavor will take place in various Indian cities, such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad, where Maity will unleash his imaginative talents.
Surrounded by the intense energy of the matches, he will craft cricket works of art, infusing the game’s essence with his dynamic colors and creative brushwork.
As the games progress, both fans and art aficionados will have the special chance to observe Maity’s artistic process, enriching the World Cup experience with a new facet.
His live painting demonstrations are set to combine the excitement of cricket with the elegance of artistic representation. The debut artwork was revealed during South Africa’s win against Sri Lanka at the inaugural World Cup match in Delhi on October 7th.
Additional live painting sessions that will enhance the World Cup atmosphere are scheduled at the following locations:
– On October 31 in Kolkata during the Bangladesh vs. Pakistan match.
– On November 2 in Mumbai during the India vs. England game.
– On November 10 in Ahmedabad during the South Africa vs. Afghanistan match.
Claire Furlong, ICC General Manager – Marketing and Communications, said:
“Cricket has long been a source of inspiration for great literature and art. We are delighted to have an artist of Paresh Marty’s calibre join us in stadiums across the country to capture special moments from the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.”
”The live in-stadia painting will give fans the chance to see one of India’s great artists at work as he produces ten canvases that will capture the unique spirit of this event.”
Paresh Maity said, “It is a privilege for India to be hosting the Cricket World Cup to showcase the finest sportsmen from across the globe.”
”I watched and painted the game in Delhi between South Africa and Sri Lanka and felt that this tournament is a festival that unites everybody. I am honoured to be ICC’s In Stadia Artist and look forward to capturing the magic of the 10 venues, four during match days.”