This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Abanindranath Tagore. Both the Indian Museum in Kolkata, the largest and the oldest museum in India (established:1814), and the Government College of Art and Craft standing next to it, one of the oldest Art colleges in the subcontinent where Abanindranath had taught, are institutions carrying forward the legacy of this versatile artist. The painting gallery of the Indian Museum in Kolkata, boasts of a vast collection of artworks from different eras and places, including several of Abanindranath’s works.
Join us on this walk as we trace the trajectory of the development of Modern Indian art through the illustrated Jain manuscripts from 12th C.E., the 16th C.E. miniatures from Persia, Mughal and Rajasthani miniatures, the company school paintings, the Bengal school of paintings- especially Abanindranath’s works which shaped the history of Modern Indian art and Rabindranath Tagore’s expressionist artworks.