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    Kalighat painting was a product of the changing urban society of the nineteenth century Calcutta. With the growing importance of the Kalighat temple as a pilgrimage centre in the then British capital, Calcutta, a group of artists from the traditional patua and other artisan communities evolved a quick method of painting on mill-made paper. Using brush and ink from the lampblack, these artists defined figures of deities, gentry and ordinary people with deft and vigorously flowing lines. There were romantic depictions of women. There were satirical paintings lampooning the hypocrisies of the newly rich and the changing roles of men and women after the introduction of education for women.

     

    Amar Nath Sehgal

    International Women's Day 2020

    International Women's Day 2020

    A.A. Almelkar

    Miniature Painting

    Tanjore and Mysore

    European Traveller Artists

    Company Period

    Kalighat Painting

    Academic Realism

    Bengal School

    Amrita Sher-Gil

    Jamini Roy

    Gaganendranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore

    Shantiniketan

    Artists Collectives

    Abstraction in Contemporary Indian Art

    Art Movements of 1960s

    Art Movements in 1970s

    Contemporaries

    Modern Sculptures

    Print Making

    Photography