Tagore’s art evaluatedCultural Correspondent
Noted Indian art critic professor Raman Shibkumar gave a lecture on Tagore’s painting titled at a programme on Wednesday at Bengal Shilpalay.
Professor Raman, compared Tagore’s versatility as a painter with that of the legends like Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Paul Klee at the lecture titled ‘From Meaning to the Presence: Rabindranath Emerges as a Painter’. He also narrated various aspects of Tagore’s paintings the influences evident in his paintings.
According to professor Raman, Tagore was moved by Raphael and Chinese paintings. ‘Rabindranath started doodling while he was writing Purabi. Later, his paintings went through different phases and every phase was different from others,’ he said.
‘Even his self-portraits are quite different from each other. The fineness and emptiness of Chinese drawing are also present in his painting,’ he added.
Tagore, however, wasn’t satisfied with his own work as a painter, professor Raman said.
‘Rabindranath wasn’t interested to use any title for his paintings. Perhaps he liked to give the viewers the freedom of thought,’ he added.
The session presided over by seasoned artist Quayyum Chowdhury.
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