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Assess the role played by Rabindranath Tagore and Abanindranath Tagore in the emergence of the Bengal School of Art.

Topic:  Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2. Assess the role played by Rabindranath Tagore and Abanindranath Tagore in the emergence of the Bengal School of Art. (250 Words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: NCERT

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

Contributions of each in the genesis of Bengal School of Art

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Briefly introduce Bengal School of Art

Body:

Write about the emergence of Bengal School of Art, its features and contribution of each –

E.g. Emergence: As a reaction to the company paintings promoted by British

Features: Based on Indian Traditions, Influence of Ajanta Paintings, Linear Delicacy, etc.

Contribution of Abanindranath Tagore: Creator of ‘Indian society of Oriental Art’, promoted National Indian Styles withing colonial art institutions.

Contributions of Rabindranath Tagore: He opened up his house to young artists, and started the ‘vichitra club’. He created ‘Kala Bhavan’ at Viswa Bharati University in 1919.

Conclusion:

Thus, both played a major role in the emergence and development of Bengal School of Art.