The Making of an ‘Indian Style’ of Painting: Abanindranth Tagore
Now that we have explored the burgeoning colonial influence on art education and practice in India in the early decades of the 20th century, let’s look at how a parallel art movement arose in Bengal around the same period. This adopted more ‘local’ approaches to harbour nationalist sentiments and explore what an ‘Indian’ style of art, free of British or European influences could mean. Click on the video below to learn more about these developments and how the works of artist Abanindranath Tagore (1971–1951) were central to this movement.
This Topic discusses the significance of the Bengal School and contributions of its artists, particularly Abanindranath Tagore, to modern Indian art. If you are interested in learning more about the individuals, institutions and art styles mentioned here, explore the following materials from the MAP Academy website!
- EB Havell
- Government College of Art and Craft, Calcutta
- Japanese Ink Wash Technique
- Abanindranath Tagore
- Bengal School
- Kala Bhavana Shantiniketan