Abanindranath Tagore

Artist

Abanindranath's paintings were as nationalist as that of his Swadeshi mentors as well as cultural and political. He invoked the past like a true cultural nationalist but the style he evolved under the sign of 'Indian' did not correspond to any one past style of Indian painting. While setting out...

Read More +

Abanindranath's paintings were as nationalist as that of his Swadeshi mentors as well as cultural and political. He invoked the past like a true cultural nationalist but the style he evolved under the sign of 'Indian' did not correspond to any one past style of Indian painting. While setting out to develop an Indian style he did not actually discard the realist grounding he had acquired through his early Western artistic training. He modified it first by adapting the miniature format of illuminated texts and then by picture to perspective visualization. The encounter with Japanese painting that came on its heels taught him how untouched surfaces could be given spatial definition through a discreet use of details and at the same time how a figure-ground interplay could be achieved by breaking the linear or tonal contours of figure and object representations. The wash technique and the style that emerged through this selective assimilation from different traditions were a new eclectic whole and a personal idiom carefully fashioned to express his intimate sensibility.

No Current Auction
ua
Indian Contemporary Art
Lot No.: 01
Details
Indian Contemporary Art
Lot No.:01
Details
Indian Contemporary Art
Lot No.: 01
Details
Indian Contemporary Art
Lot No.: 0101
Details
Indian Contemporary Art
Lot No.:01
Details
Lot No.: 4
Quick Details
Lot No.
4
Artist
Title
Vinayak Masoji
Medium
Conte and charcoal on cardboard
Year
1938
Size
11.7 x 8.7
Lot No.: 3
Quick Details
Lot No.
3
Artist
Title
Untitled
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Year
Circa 1920
Size
(a) 5.5 x 4.75, (b) 5.75 x 4
Lot No.: 4
Quick Details
Lot No.
4
Artist
Title
Untitled (Forest Night)
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Year
Circa 1910
Size
9 x 5.5
Lot No.: 6
Quick Details
Lot No.
6
Artist
Title
Kala Paree and Nidra Paree
Medium
Watercolour wash on paper
Year
c-1920's
Size
6.5 x 4.7