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The traditional Bengal School watercolour technique


The traditional Bengal School watercolour technique

Date: 25 & 26 February, 2023 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 11 am - 5 pm

Conducted by: Gargi Ghosh (Practicing Visual Artist from Santiniketan, West Bengal. Currently pursuing a PhD programme in Fine Arts discipline, Humanities Department, IIT Kanpur)

Wash Painting and Bengal School

In the early 20th century, the prominent anti-colonial nationalist movement had its impact on India’s art scenario as well. Indian artists consciously renounced western techniques of painting and celebrated traditional means of paintings such as tempera. During this time, in 1903, Yokoyama Taikan and Hisbida Sbunso- two disciples of Japanese scholar and art critic Okakura visited Rabindranath Tagore in Kolkata. Tagore’s nephew, artist Abanindranath Tagore witnessed these artists’ technique of wash watercolour paintings and developed the same along with some alterations to it, as a pan-Asian watercolour technique. This unique technique of creating a dreamy visual with layers of transparent watercolour and then washing them subsequently was carried forward by many of Abanindranath Tagore’s disciples such as Nandalal Bose, Kshitindranath Majumdar, Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Mukul Dey, Asit Kumar Haldar etc. This new school of art practice, led by Abanindranath and other artists from Bengal came to be known as the “Bengal School” in Indian art history.

#HighLight of the workshop: Curated tour of the ‘Bengal School Paintings’ at the Kasturbhai Lalbhai Museum on 26 February, at 9:30 AM. Further details will be provided upon registration.

About the Workshop:

This workshop is ideal for the art enthusiasts above the age of 20 years

Registration fee: Rs. 1200/- only (Materials will be provided)

All participants will receive certificate upon completion of the workshop




Contact the following to register:

Call: 079-26306883 | WhatsApp: +91-9408536883


Limited Seats.

Venue: Lalbhai Dalpatbhai Museum

For more details, contact on 079-26306883 / WhatsApp: +91-9408536883 / DM us on Instagram (@ldmuseum.ahmedabad)


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