Art & Architecture

The island is a haven for art, aesthetics and a gamut of architectural wonders. From ancient kings with elegant taste whose works have left lasting impressions, to modern day artists whose creations dazzle and inspire, they have all left a mark. Celebrated personalities, such as the great Geoffrey Bawa, the ’43 group of artists, have paved the way for an architectural revolution. Artists such as Ena de Silva who revived the country’s batik industry, Barbara Sansoni with her fabulous designs on cloth and paintings, Laki Senanayake master cratftsman and one who dons many hats, have all introduced unbridled vibrancy and colours in their many creations across mediums.