Bengal School of Art

Origin of Bengal School of Art In Bengal, a new group of nationalist artists gathered around Abinandranatha Tagore (1871-1951). Abanindranath Tagore was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. This new group of painters rejected the art of Raja Ravi Varma as imitative and westernized. They declared that such a style was unsuitable for depicting the nation’s

Nandalal Bose

Nandalal Bose (1882 – 1966) was a disciple of Abanindranath Tagore. He became the principal of Kala Bhavan, Shanti Niketan in 1922. His paintings show the scenes from Indian mythologies, women, and village life. Here are some notable trivia on his contribution to Indian art. As a young artist, he was deeply influenced by the

Abanindranath Tagore

Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. He was born at Jorasanko and was educated at the Sanskrit College, Calcutta. He learnt painting privately under English and Italian instructors. He led the revivalist movement in Bengal in the field of modern Indian paintings with the help of a band of disciples such as

Nine artists whose work is art treasures

The Archaeological Survey of India had declared in 1976 and 1979, the works of the following nine artists “not being antiquities, to be art treasures, having regard to their artistic and aesthetic value.” Here is a brief introduction; sourced from the ASI website. 1976: Rabindranath Tagore, Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy and Nandalal Bose 1979: Raja