By Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951)
Published by Indian Society of Oriental Art - 1914
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"Originally appeared in Bengali in the 'Prabasi' (Pous and Magh 1320) and has now been translated by Mr. Sukumar Ray and is reprinted from The Modern Review."
The artist's family
Painted by Abanindranath Tagore
Bengal, India 1871 – 1951
Bengal School of Art
Abanindranath Tagore established the Indian Society of Oriental Art 1907. Considered the founder of the Bengal school of art, he sought to modernise Indian painting and counter the influence of Western art. Following the visit by a group of Japanese artists to India, Tagore became interested in the contemporary ideals of Japanese art and experimented with traditional Japanese techniques. The artist’s family synthesises the compositional structure of Mughal miniature painting with Japanese woodblock printing and colour-wash techniques.
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