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    Name of CPIODesignationTelephone Number
    Dr. Shashi BalaCurator011-23071005

    The Director,
    National Gallery of Modern Art,
    Ministry of Culture, Government of India
    Jaipur House, Sher Shah Road
    New Delhi 110003
    Telephone Number : 011-23386111

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    Virtual Galleries - Shantiniketan
    Rabindranath Tagore founded a small school at Santiniketan in 1901 and Kala Bhavan, an art school, in 1919 which later became a part of the Visvabharati University founded in 1921. Located in an idyllic village some distance from the city of Calcutta, Kala Bhavan presented an alternative methodology of art training, in which studio based practice was rejected in favour of learning through observation and living as a part of nature. The natural surroundings with the vistas of bare red earth dotted with trees, the colours of the changing seasons, the animals and birds provided inspiration to students who worked under the tutelage of artists like Nandlal Bose, who were themselves significant figures in the development of modern Indian art.

    Utilising varied artistic strategies both in theme and medium, the work of artists like Nandalal Bose, BB Mukherjee and Ram Kinker Baij chart a pictorial history of India in the most significant decades of its fight for independence.

    BB Mukherjee

    Birbhum in Summer, Tempera on cloth, 26.8 X 26.7 cm

    BB Mukherjee

    The Bridge, Tempera on cloth, 60.7 X 47.5 cm

    Ramkinkar Baij

    Seascape A, Watercolour, 27.3 X 17 cm

    Ramkinkar Baij

    Summer Noon, Oil on gunny cloth, 122 X 106.5 cm

    Nandalal Bose

    Krihnachura Flower, Tempera, 33 X 68 cm

    BB Mukherjee

    Adam and Eve, Collage, 21 X 33 cm


    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


    Artists Collectives

    Abstraction in Contemporary Indian Art

    Art Movements of 1960s

    Art Movements in 1970s


    Modern Sculptures

    Print Making