Marking the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore — one of India’s most prominent poet-artists— is an exhibition of works by 35 artists from Bengal. Titled Tribute to Rabindra Nath, the exhibition explores the poet through the eyes of today’s artists. “All artists consider Tagore a legend and draw inspiration from his work,” explains Ameeshi Tapuriah, the curator of the show. Some of the artists are established names in the field of art, whereas some have just started out. Artists have used various mediums to express their emotions, which include acrylic on canvas, tempera on canvass, washpainting, conte and water colour.
Sonjoy Majumdar, an artist from Kolkata, says, “All my paintings have a common theme, that is spirituality and my medium is oil on canvass.” Kishore Roy, whose medium is acrylic on canvass, said, “Theme of my work is magic flute. In my paintings, there is a beautiful blend of Krishna’s love story with philosophy.”
Pulkesh Mandal, another artist, said, “My entire works revolves around the celebrations part of life. In India, we believe in celebrating each and every moment of life and my paintings are inspired by that part of life.”
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What: Tribute to Rabidra Nath — works by 35 artists
Where: Art Nauveau Gallery, Block B, Heritage City MG road
On till: May 15
Nearest Metro station: MG Road Metro station on the Yellow Line