Tagore paintings at London museum
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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.

PTI


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


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