Visual arts

How Maria de Sautuola discovered bulls?

One day in 1879 a five-year-old Spanish girl named Maria de Sautuola accompanied her father Marcelino de Sautuola, as he explored the cave of Altamira on his estate in northern Spain. Suddenly Don Marcelino heard her cry out, “Toros! Toros!” (Bulls! Bulls!) He found her staring at the ceiling of the cavern where huge bison, ..


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 ..