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Art at The Leela

The Leela has one of the finest and fastest growing collections of contemporary art and revived artisan craft. It chronicles ancient and modern Indian narratives, by Indian artists who have created works that have found their way into private collections in prominent museums around the world. Curated by Mrs Madhu Nair, Director-Design & Operations, the art across the hotels reflects the continuous ethos and aesthetic sensibility that the group has nurtured over the years.


Art walk at The Leela Palace New Delhi

The Leela Palace New Delhi showcases some of the most regal designs to ever adorn a modern palace by eminent artists from around the world. Each piece of art, display or carving, exemplifies the ultra luxurious elegance of the hotel. An aesthetical juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary art, the hotel features the work of artists including Satish Gujral, Paresh Maity, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Satish Gupta, Laxman Goud, which accentuate the grace and grandeur of The Leela Palace New Delhi.

Innovative and opulent; traditional and contemporary; the artwork varies from corridor to wall; restaurant to guestroom and spa to lobby. The intriguing elephant motifs on the wall and royal murals add a regal ambience and charm. It has helped in the revival of miniature painting as an art form by master craftsmen from Rajasthan, and Bidri work from Uttar Pradesh. 

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Art walk at The Leela Palace Udaipur

Artworks at The Leela Palace Udaipur are inspired by the magic and grandeur of this colorful state with a royal past. Architectural opulence is defined by its royal entrance, quaint arches, and grand domes while the sumptuous interiors are embellished with arts and artisan crafts of Rajasthan.


Exquisite fabrics are embroidered with regally inspired designs while the dark wood furniture has tarkashi work- a popular art form that involves an intricate process of setting brass wires, strips and motifs in dark wood to make exquisite handcrafted furniture. The palace is adorned throughout with hand carved marble lotuses and elephants in silver along with vibrant paintings of puppets in colourful traditional costumes depicting characters from mythology.  Thekri a Mewari art form which uses intricately chiseled mirrors on plaster is the predominant theme of the palace interiors. Gold leafed floral and paislesy motifs, mother of pearl artefacts and inlaid hand-crafted white marble further highlight its ornate exquisiteness.

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Art walk at The Leela Palace Chennai

This magnificent sea facing modern palace hotel was opened in 2013 and houses some of the most spectacular arts and sculptures created by artists from India and overseas. In a riot of color, textures, and motifs, materials and mediums that has its own distinct style they can be spotted in the public spaces like the lobby, restaurants and suites.


Begin at the lobby where you can admire ‘Basant’ which means the spring season created by Surendra Pal Joshi from Rajasthan and ‘Life Circles’ by Madan Meema portraying the cyclic nature of life. Do not miss the striking painting ‘Padmabati’ by Jayshree Burman which is behind the lobby. Near the Library Bar is a fascinating piece of art called ‘Acrobat’ created by renowned Indian artist Satish Gujral. Spectra show cases a collection of paintings by French artist, Sophie Jo depicting the colour of India through her eyes while ‘The Silent Sermon’ by Bihar based Sanjay Kumar towards the pool area, depicts the life of Buddha. While on tour, discover ‘The Flying Dream’, a colouful gigantic life-size sculpture by Paresh Maity symbolizing dreams of fragile human relationships. A veritable gallery of fine arts and paintings, the art walk at The Leela Palace Chennai will prove to be a fascinating experience. For more details please click here.