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Colours of Bengal

Colours of Bengal
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The works in this exhibition collectively demonstrate both the heritage and legacy of Bengal Art.

Head over to see some splendid art by the likes of Rabindranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Debi Prosad Roy Choudhury, Ramnikar Baij, Monindro Bhushan Gupta, Nikhil Biswas and others.

The collection depicts the style of paintings that originated in Bengal, primarily Kolkata and Shantiniketan and flourished throughout India during the British Raj in the early 20th century. Also known as the ‘Indian Style of Painting’ in its early days eventually it led to the development of the modern Indian painting.

The famous Kalighat paintings originated in the 19th century in Bengal in the vicinity of Kali Temple. These paintings were done on cloth or patas. They depicted conventional images of gods and goddesses and scenes from epics like Tulsidas’ Rama Charita Manas.

The artistes were villagers who travelled from place to place with their scroll paintings and sang the scenes from the epics depicted in the paintings during village gatherings and festivals. Kalighat painting grew so popular form of art in past that these were replicated by the German lithography on glazed paper. Most of the Kalighat paintings have ended up either in museums or in private collections.

WHEN: On till 22 February, 12:30 to 7 pm everyday
WHERE: 1 Anandgram Farms (Opp. Aya Nagar Metro Station) Mehrauli
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