On 7th August 2021, the 150th birth anniversary of Abanindranath Tagor was celebrated.
About Abanindranath Tagore
Abnindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta, British India on 7 August 1871. He died 5th December 1951.
He 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 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.
He was the creator of the iconic 'Bharat Mata' Painting.
The celebration titled Abanindranath at 150 : Bichitra Revisited, is being organised jointly by Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata and DAG.
His unique interpretation of swadeshi themes created a new awakening and heralded a revival of Indian art.
On 7th August 2021, four events were held over zoom through the day with special workeshops for children, performative dialogues and conversations. These events also mark the launch of a year-long celebration of the artist through digital projects, films, performances and workshops by contemporary artists who are re-engaging with his oeuvre and the spirit of the Bichitra studio.