short note on Bengal school of arts
- The Bengal school of arts was spearheaded by Abanindranath Tagore.
- This school rejected the art of Ravi Varma as clichéd and westernized.
- According to them, such a style was inappropriate for portraying the nation’s ancient myths and legends.
- They reasoned that a genuine Indian style of painting had to draw encouragement from non-Western art traditions, to capture the sacred spirit of the East.
- Therefore, they deviated from the convention of oil painting and the realistic style, and were inspired by medieval Indian traditions of miniature painting and the ancient art of mural