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Tagore paintings at London museum

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 21:39

London: The Victoria and Albert Museum here
will hold an exhibition of nearly 50 paintings of Nobel
laureate Rabindranath Tagore from the period 1928 to 1939 to
celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth, the museum said
on Monday.

The museum will display a range of paintings that reveal
characteristics of Tagores painting style and subjects.

All of the works are on loan from the National Gallery of
Modern Art, New Delhi or the Visva-Bharati University of
India, the university founded by Tagore.

Tagore`s first paintings are highly imaginative works,
usually focusing on animals or imaginary creatures, which are
imbued with vitality and humour.

In portraits produced during the 1930s, he renders the
human face in a way reminiscent of a mask, turning expression
into characters.

Landscape subjects represent the smallest output among
Tagores works, and this display will include four of the
finest of this group, the museum said.

The display is curated by Professor Raman Siva Kumar and
organised in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern
Art, New Delhi, with the support of the Ministry of Culture,
Government of India.


First Published: Monday, October 10, 2011 - 21:39

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