Mozart Art Gallery in KottayamMozart Art Gallery – The only art gallery in the city of Kottayam, is situated in the Ayemenem village near Kottayam. This village formed the background of the award-winning novel “The God of Small Things.”
Mozart Art Gallery is situated in the village of Ayemenem village, which is 4 km distant from Kottayam.
The Gallery has become one of the major attractions for all those who admire art. One can also take a walk through the village and enjoy the charm and natural beauty bestowed on the village.
A private venture of a notable artist, M. Somu, Mozart Art Gallery is located in the residential apartment of the artist.
The Gallery showcases the finest paintings done with rare techniques by the artist.
Born and brought up in Kerala, Mr. Somu did his bachelor in Fine Arts. With his extensive experience in illustration, Mr. Somu now freelances his services in architectural designs and other related areas.
Multitude PaintsThe distinguishing feature of the paintings and sketches displayed here is the use of multitude paints ranging from oil paints to water colors, from charcoal to pencil, even combinations of multiple media.
God of Small ThingsMost of the paintings displayed in the Mozart Art Gallery are based on the controversial “God of Small Things” penned by Arundhati Roy, which won the Booker Prize in 1997.
Opportunity for Budding ArtistsFor all those who are looking for an opportunity to begin in the field of Arts, Mozart Art Gallery provides a much-needed push to their ambitions.
Under the guidance of M. Somu, trainees are taught about both the methods of painting and sketching, both contemporary and classical, using all the possible variety of paints available.
Modernization with TraditionMozart Art Gallery presents a unique example of modernization with a strong traditional foundation. Along with the paintings, one can also find the antiques and traditional products typical to Kerala.
How to Reach Mozart Art GalleryOne can easily avail the services of taxis, local buses or auto-rickshaws from Kottayam to reach the Mozart Art Gallery.
Taxis are somewhat more expensive than other modes of transport; they can be hired from stands at District Collectorate and District Hospital, Kottayam.
Local bus transport is the cheapest but more crowded during day time.
Auto rickshaws will cost you around 150 INR to take you to the Mozart Art Gallery.
Nearest Airport is the Cochin International Airport which is at about 2 hours driving distance from the Mozart Art Gallery, approximately 91 kilometers.
Maya Heritage – the only accommodation in the village of Aymanam is a century-old home stay.
Ph: (+91) 9446439252
Fees: All the art lovers can take an easy entry to the Mozart Art Gallery by paying a nominal entry fee.
Mozart Art Gallery Address: Aymanam, 3442, Aymanam - Kallumkathara Road, Aymanam, Kerala 686015