Genealogy for Abanindranath Tagore ( – ) family tree on Geni, with over million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. An overview of Abanindranath Tagore’s life and works by Mukul Dey. The Victoria Memorial Hall is proud to present this major exhibition of paintings of the great master Abanindranath Tagore (), the foundational figure of.

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This page was last edited on 30 Novemberat Public domain works must be out of copyright in both the United States and in the source country of the work in order to be hosted on the Commons. May Learn how and when abanindranagh remove this template message. The young and full-bodied, four armed ascetic figure holding sheaf, cloth, palm leaf manuscript, and prayer lotus in her hands, was read as a nationalist mother-goddess granting the blessings of food, clothing, learning and spiritual strength on her children.

This is from the ‘Falguni’ series comprising a vast arena and a luminous use of wash. Since he grew up amidst the famous Tagore family, art and literature were always a part of his childhood and he inevitably developed a liking towards them. Tagore’s work also shows the influence of Whistler ‘s Aestheticism.

His philosophy rejected the “materialistic” art abajindranath the west and came back to Indian traditional art forms. No book jacket, or homepage lead image use. Untitled Usha The tranquil setting creates a pleasing arrangement among the dying emperor and his daughter.

He painted water-colours, oils and pastel. Physical description Reproduction of a watercolour, this image depicts the graceful figure of Asoka’s Queen standing in front of the railings of the Buddhist monument at Sanchi, built during the reign of her husband King Asoka.


His most celebrated piece, Bharat Matais read as his testimony of nationalist thinking and the vision of a free India.

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He wanted to propagate this very technique and strived hard towards achieving his goal. He was influenced by the Mughal school of painting abaninddranath well as Whistler’s Aestheticism. Xavier’s College, which he attended for about a year and a half. October 13, Auction Closed. Yashoda and Krishna by Abanindranath Tagore, from an early colour reproduction. Not to be missed, not even for Riyas Komu.

He made copies of the oil paintings in the Belgachia Garden House gallery. The series of lectures he then delivered will for all time to come be regarded as authoritative and inspiring utterances on Art. March 17, Auction Closed. The flat surfaces and smooth gradations of tone, the water and the climate are often exotic.

The print is based on an original painting held in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. He is hailed as one of the greatest icons of Indian modern art. Courtesy his work, along with peers, in the s, India saw the rise of the Bengal School of Art which incorporated elements like the Swadeshi movement, non-cooperation movement and others.

Once for all he abandoned the European style.

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Abanindranath had immense faith on the traditional Indian techniques that were used in the early Mughal and Rajput paintings. Probably inspired by the tradition and culture in the home at his early age. The Victoria Memorial Hall is proud to present this major exhibition of paintings of the great master Abanindranath Tagkrethe foundational figure of the Bengal school of Art, and widely hailed abanundranath the ‘Father of Modern Indian Art’.


Three different studies for putting vermillion over the head of a Bengali woman. A pleasing landscape with a tagoree top portion in Darjeeling to view the sunrise and sunset. Santiniketan, West Bengal -India.

The Dreamers of Dreams This is one of the first wash painting. I wonder at this effort of yours to capture beauty in such a cheap trap.

Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata. As an artist, Abanindranath may have consciously moved away from his early European influences, but he continued to be recognised in Europe for his mastery.

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During this period he painted many subjects in oils. The map is, indeed, not of Calcutta, but an imaginary city, Halisahar, and is the central guide in a children’s story Putur Boi Putu’s Book. Modernity, Nationalism, and the Colonial Uncanny. Place of Origin Bengal made Date ca.

Abanindranath Tagore, harbinger of Bengal’s renaissance who remained Swadeshi by brush

His works reflected his ideologies and since they were simple in nature, his paintings were a hit among Indian art lovers.

Tagore learned art when studying at Sanskrit College, Kolkata in the s.

Tagore believed in the traditional Indian techniques of painting. Untitled Forest Night Chronology and comparative studies,