Rabindranath Tagore: His World of Art

Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 273 x 222mm
All colour; 331 photographs; 276 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9383098120 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-12-5

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Rabindranath Tagore: His World of Art is for the general reader who would like to know more about the multifaceted person that Rabindranath Tagore was. This book deals with Tagore’s entire world of art, which includes his artistic inheritance, his visual development and his use of colour not only in his art but also in his literature. It also features his work in the context of German Expressionism, his role in the development of a modern art in India, his idea of aesthetics and its introduction into Santiniketan as well as accounts of his exhibitions and his interaction with artists from all over the world. During their work at Rabindra-Bhavana and Kala-Bhavana, the authors Supriya Roy and Sushobhan Adhikary came across information on Tagore’s art and aesthetics that needed to be documented before it was lost—and that is when they decided to present it in a book, along with relevant photographs.

Supriya  Roy
Supriya Roy

Supriya Roy has worked in Rabindra- Bhavana, the Tagore Archives and the Research Centre of Visva- Bharati, Santiniketan, as a librarian and archivist for three decades. She has been series editor for the Tagore Travelogues for Visva-Bharati and has edited Letters from a Sojourner in Europe, Journey to Persia and Iraq, Letters from Java: Rabindranath Tagore’s Tour of Southeast Asia, Talks in Japan, A Home in Urbana and The Diaries of Rathindranath Tagore. In 2011, she curated an exhibition on Rabindranath in Kuala Lumpur. Other Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) exhibitions which have travelled all over the world are Rabindranath Tagore and the Romance of Travel, Pilgrimages to the East and An Encounter with Japan.

Sushobhan  Adhikary
Sushobhan Adhikary

Sushobhan Adhikary, artist, art historian and art-restorer, is at present curator of the Kala-Bhavana Museum at Visva-Bharati. He has spent long years in Rabindra-Bhavana as conservator of Rabindranath’s paintings. Sushobhan has been writing extensively on Indian art and on the art of Rabindranath in particular since 1983. His book, Ronger Rabindranath (Tagore of Colours), authored jointly with K.K. Dyson, was awarded the Ananda Puraskar in 1997. Along with Supriya Roy, he has organised the gallery on Rabindranath in Mauritius and, in 2000, they jointly curated an exhibition of paintings by Rabindranath at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai.