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By examining the works of Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore and Amrita Sher-Gil, we’ve seen how the artists of the early 20th century had distinct visions for Indian art in the years preceding Independence. These threads would remain integral to developments in art in the decades to come. Before you move onto the next Lesson, take this quiz to make sure you remember everything you just learnt.
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- The traditional model of studying art in India was typically centred on one-on-one learning, where students were apprentices to teachers, who were also their role models and guides.
2. What are some of the key features of Abanindranath Tagore’s style that these paintings display? You may select more than one answer.CorrectIncorrect
3. What is the name of Rabindranath Tagore’s pioneering school where his radical approach to art and education took shape?CorrectIncorrect
4. Drag and drop the name of the artist to the corresponding artwork.
- Raja Ravi Varma
- Amrita Sher-gil
- Abanindranath Tagore
5. As a part of the Swadeshi movement, artists like Raja Ravi Varma borrowed greatly from European techniques.CorrectIncorrect
6. What are the ways in which Shantiniketan differed from other art schools of its time?CorrectIncorrect
7. Which European school of art did the artistic and pedagogical structure of Shantiniketan parallel?CorrectIncorrect
- What are some of the ways in which Stella Kramrisch contributed to art historical scholarship in India? You may select more than one answer.
9. Drag and drop the name of the artist to the statement that best describes their perspectives on the Indian nation-state and cultural identity.
- Abanindranath Tagore
- Amrita Sher-Gil
- Rabindranath Tagore
Boycotting British goods, as part of the freedom movement against colonialism
Searching for an Indian identity, and attempting to connect global influences with Indian heritage, community and personal memory
Advocating international and cross-cultural exchange
- What key aspects of Amrita Sher-Gil’s style of art do we see in these paintings?
11. The emergence of colonial art schools in India coincided with the shift in patronage from wealthy aristocrats and rulers to new collectors and patrons such as British officers.CorrectIncorrect
12. What were some of the major shifts in India’s artistic practices in the colonial period?CorrectIncorrect