Pulinbihari Sen - Abanindranath Tagore - 1961

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Pulinbihari Sen - Abanindranath Tagore - 1961
Art, Oriental Art - Quantity: 1 - Book

Collation: (viii), 116, (22) pp.

Condition: good copy of this extremely rare survey work of this important Indian artist. The book contains figures, b/w plates and various mounted colour plates. Library sticker on the inside of the cover, stamp “Doublet Kern Institute Leiden” on the title page, occasional library feature. The binding and the threads are weak, because of the Indian binding process.

¶ Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) was the principal artist and creator of the "Indian Society of Oriental Art". He was also the first major exponent of Swadeshi values in Indian art. He founded the influential Bengal school of art, which led to the development of modern Indian painting
Tagore sought to modernise Mughal and Rajput styles to counter the influence of Western models of art, as taught in art schools under the British Raj. Along with other artists from the Bengal school of art, Tagore advocated for a nationalistic Indian art derived from Indian art history, drawing inspiration from the Ajanta Caves. Tagore's work was so successful that it was eventually accepted and promoted as a national Indian style within British art institutions.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Art, Oriental Art
Author/ Illustrator
Pulinbihari Sen
Book Title
Abanindranath Tagore
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1961
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
The Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta
Binding/ Material
Softback
Dimensions
27×22 cm
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