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
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