To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, Kalakriti Art Gallery is organising an exhibition of paintings titled "Rachana: The Art Of Rabindranath And The Tagores", from 11th to 18th November. The exhibition is being inaugurated on 11th November by Padmasri Jagdish Mittal, and will feature paintings of Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore and Gaganendranath Tagore. The inauguration will be followed by a talk on "Tagore's Visuality" by Shanu Lahiri.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is among the most revered writers in the world. He churned out poems, plays, songs, novels and short stories, and was the first Indian to win the Nobel prize, in 1913.
Gaganendranath Tagore (1867-1938) was an Indian painter and cartoonist of the Bengal school. He was Rabindranath Tagore's nephew, and was born at Jorasanko. His great-granddaughter is the renowned film actress Sharmila Tagore.
Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) was the principal artist of the Bengal school. He was also a noted writer, popularly known as 'Aban Thakur'. He is a member of the Tagore family, too - younger brother of Gaganendranath Tagore and a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore.
Shanu Lahiri is an artist and educator, and comes from a family of intellectual luminaries engaged in the arts and literature. She is a former Dean of the Faculty of Visual Arts at the Rabindra Bharathi University, Kolkata. She has had numerous exhibitions both in India and abroad.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact the venue at 6656-4466 for further details.