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150th Birth Anniversary of Abanindranath Tagore

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    8th Aug, 2020
  • Abanindranath Tagore was one of the most prominent artists of Bengal school of art in India.
  • He was the first major supporter of swadeshi values in Indian art.
  • He first created the ‘Indian Society of Oriental Art’ and later went on to establish Bengal school of art
  • He believed that Indian art and its art forms gave importance to spirituality as opposed to the West which stressed on materialism, thus rejecting it.
  • Most of his works revolved around Hindu philosophy.
  • In his later works, Abanindranath started integrating Chinese and Japanese calligraphic traditions into his style.
  • Bharat Mata, The Passing of Shah Jahan (1900), My Mother (1912–13), Fairyland illustration (1913), Journey’s End (circa 1913) are some of his famous paintings.
  • Most of his literary works were meant for children. Some of his books like ‘BudoAngla’, ‘KhirerPutul’ and ‘Rajkahini’ are best examples of Bengali children’s literature.
  • William Rothenstein helped Rabindranath Tagore to publish his work ‘Gitanjali’ in English.
  • Arabian Nights series was one of his notable works.

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