Rabindranath Tagore as Painter by Dr Tapati Gupta

Rabindranath Tagore’s multifaceted talent ranged over the varied genres of poetry, drama, novel, short story, non-fictional prose including criticism and travelogue. In his mature years he also turned to painting and achieved an individual style which though close to European modernism, especially Expressionism, inaugurated an era of Indian modernity in the realm of art. This article seeks to discuss the special features of his paintings and focuses on the distinctive characteristics of his paintings of women in relation to other artists of his time.  Read more

Rabindranath Tagore painting

A Painter

Rabindranath painted mostly by instinct. He never liked to learn conventionally, by practice. This was even more apparent in the last years of his life when he became a prolific painter. He once fell very ill in 1937 and slipped into a coma. At the time his passion for painting was such that the first thing he did on regaining consciousness was to paint a landscape. He himself explained why painting was important to him as an altogether separate language of articulation. He wrote: Read more