Monday, February 24, 2014

‘Master of Bengal’, an Art exhibition hosted By Bhavna Monocha and Ruchika Jain opened in Delhi

Bhavna Minocha & Ruchika Jain presented a never before exhibited collection of the famous paintings by renowned MASTERS OF BENGAL and the World famous KALIGHAT PAINTINGS. The works in this exhibition collectively demonstrate both the heritage & legacy of Bengal Art.

The gathering was mesmerized with the presence of Guest who were Kalyani Chawla, Varija Bajaj, O.P Jain, Shalini Vij, Ashwini Bahadur, Kanchan Chander, Saifi Khurana and Misika Goel.

Experience the revolutionary spirit of Grand Masters & Masters of Bengal ….as they experienced the revolutionary spirit of Grand Masters & Masters of Bengal RABINDRANATH TAGORE, JAMINI ROY, DEBI PROSAD ROY CHOUDHURY, GANAGNENDRANATH TAGORE, RAMKINKAR BAIJ, MONINDRO BHUSHAN GUPTA, NIKHIL BISWAS along with other masters of Bengal.

The collection depicts the style of paintings that originated in Bengal, primarily Kolkatta and Shantiniketan and flourished throughout India during the British Raj in the early 20th century. Also known as the ‘Indian Style of Painting’ in its early days eventually it led to the development of the modern Indian painting.

The famous Kalighat paintings originated in the 19th century in Bengal in the vicinity of Kali Temple. These paintings were done on cloth or patas. They depicted conventional images of gods and goddesses and scenes from epics like Tulsidas’ Rama Charita Manas.

The artistes were villagers who travelled from place to place with their scroll paintings and sang the scenes from the epics depicted in the paintings during village gatherings and festivals. Kalighat painting grew so popular form of art in past that these were replicated by the German lithography on glazed paper. Most of the KALIGHAT paintings have ended up either in museums or in private collections.