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Love Is In The Air This Season. But What Is True Love?

An exhibition of artist Maria Clara’s latest paintings titled `The Greatest is Love’ is being organized at Talents for Christ, TFC Christian Book Center, 9-2-59, Beside Blue Sea hotel, Regimental Bazar, Secunderabad-25 from February 10, 2012 (Friday) to February 15, 2012 from 11 am to 7 pm every day.

The exhibition is being organized in aid of orphans of `Save a child’ orphanage.
The acrylic on canvas original paintings are of 21 inches by 21 inches size and priced reasonably.
The entire proceeds of the sales will go for the welfare of orphans.

Artist Maria Clara specializes in painting Biblical incidents. She has held several paintings exhibitions in the city including at Andhra Christian Theological College (ACTC), Gandhinagar, Hari Hara Kala Bhavan, Secunderabad, Wesley Church, Musheerabad, Button Eyes resort, Moinabad, and Taj Deccan, Banjara Hills. Her paintings have also been on display at Daira Art Gallery, Banjara Hills.

The acrylic on canvas paintings are based on the definition of true love in the New Testament of the Bible in First Corinthians chapter 13.

“There are several qualities of love. It is these qualities that make love what it is. In my paintings, couples are shown brought together and bound together by those very qualities of patience, understanding, forgiveness, caring and sharing,” says artist Maria Clara.

In the series of `The Greatest is Love’ that she has done, the colours are vibrant as well as soothing – all the capture the genuine feelings of true love.

“My idea is doing the paintings is to highlight the qualities of love,” Maria Clara says.
According to First Corinthians chapter 13 this is the definitiion of love:

Love is patient and kind;
it is not jealous
or conceited or proud.
Love is not ill-mannered
or selfish or irritable;
Love does not
keep a record of wrongs.
Love is not happy with evil,
but is happy with the truth.
Love never gives up.
And its faith, hope,
and patience never fail.
Love is eternal.
These three remain:
faith, hope, and love;
The greatest of these is love.

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