Wednesday, March 25, 2015

25 Famous Paintings of Abanindranath Tagore

Abanindranath Tagore/Source: SCIY
Abanindranath Tagore, or candidly known as Aban Thakur, was the principal artist and creator of Indian Society of Oriental Arts. He was the first major voice of Swadeshi values in Indian art, thus starting the Bengal School of Art movement, which led to the rise of modern India paintings.

the victory of buddha
The Victory of Buddha/1914
He made his first acquaintance with art, while mindlessly stumbling the pages of an album of Mughal and Pahari miniatures and was greatly influenced by the beautiful work of fine art.

Bharat Mata
Bharat Mata – Abanindranath Tagore
Though he was not a trained artist, but he painted with such fine delicacy and knowledge of colors, texture and poetic depths. He later regarded as the father of modern Indian art.

bodhistava tusks abanindranath tagore
Bodhisatva’s Tusks/1914
Aban experimented with Rajput and Mughal style of paintings and making a number of works on the life of Radha and Krishna. He also worked on the different episodes of Krishna Leela between 1895 and 1905.

buddha medicant abanindranath tagore paintings
Buddha As Medicant/1914
In 1905, he got acquainted with Japanese artists Yokoyama Tikan, and with whom he learned the wash method in watercolor. The influence of Tikan can be clearly seen, as he started incorporating the elements of Chinese and Japanese art tradition in most of the post-1905 works.

ganesh janini
Ganesh Janini
In same year, he laid the foundation of Bengal School of Art movement, where he led the revitalization of Indian art with help of his students, including Nandalal Bose, Kalipada Ghoshal, Kshitindranath Majumdar, Surendranath Ganguly, Asit Kumar Haldar, Sarada Ukil, Samarendranath Gupta, Mukul Dey, K. Venkatappa and Ranada Ukil.

depature of siddhartha
Departure of Siddhartha/1914
His art form is a beautiful composition of tradition and innovation. He wants to create pan-Asian artistic tradition which would merge the common elements of eastern culture.

journey's end
Journey’s End/1913
On 5th December 1951, Abanindranath held the brush for the last time, leaving the everlasting impression on Indian art. He is now can be seen in the form of Nandlal Bose, Asit Haider, Kshitindranath Majumdar and Jamini Roy and in everyone who appreciates and talks about Indian modern art.
my mother
My Mother/ 1912
the final release
The Final Release/1914
the passing of shah jahan
The Passing of Shah Jahan
Untitled Abanindranath Tagore
a music party
A Moonlight Music Party/1906
Untitled - Abanindranath Tagore
aankhi pankhi
Ankhi Pakhi
chashma shahi
Chashma Shahi
jamuna
Jamuna
nishat
Nishat
radhika
Radhika
shiva
Shiva Samartini
women in profile
Women In Profile
fate and pleasure
Fate and Pleasure
night at shalimar bagh
Night at Shalimaar Bagh
nasim bagh
Nasim Bagh
ashoka
Ashoka
Untitled Abanindranath Tagore

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