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.