India and Japan have long cultural and civilizational ties. The cultural ties go back to 6th century when the Buddhism spread to Japan through China and Korea. Buddhism had been introduced to Japan in 538 AD by a Korean king. In 752 AD, Bodhisena, an Indian monk performed consecration or eye-opening of a statue of ..
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 ..
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 ..