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Shantiniketan – Contextual Modernism

Shantiniketan – Contextual Modernism

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Shantiniketan - Contextual Modernism

Shantiniketan – Contextual Modernism What is it? You might have so many thoughts in your head so let’s clear each and every one.

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1. What is Contextual modernism? Contextual Modernism happened in 1997. It was an exhibition which was held in the 50th year of Independence day.

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2. This Exhibition was managed and planned by R Siva Kumar at the National Gallery of modern art. Contextual Modernism was focused on the Santiniketan artists Nandalal Bose, Maniklal Banerjee, Rabindranath Tagore. Kumar observed that all of the artists follow tradition and culture in their artwork. 

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3. The Santiniketan artist was the first one who changed the idea of modernism, picking out internationalist modernism and historicist modernism. What is Art? It is the response of man’s creative soul to the call of the Real – Rabindranath Tagore.

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4. Siva Kumar explains that all modernism is not ahistorical but Shantiniketan artists were eager to make new Indian art with built-in contextuality of theme and technique.

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5. Maniklal was most appreciated for his puranic painting. A controversial historicist. The most popular art was one which could speak so many languages without being limited in one tensity.  

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6. Kumar did whole research on Shantiniketan – contextual modernism in Bengal school of art. He read about everyone Nandalal Bose, Rabindranath Tagore, Ram Kinker Baij, and Benode Behari Mukherjee. According to Kumar, their artwork was unique. 

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7. Shantiniketan Contextual modernism artists have their trace on their art from local life. But their engagement with western modernism makes them modern. 

8. Through Santiniketan Kumar introduced important period contextual modernism, the unique development in modern art. This exhibition has hundreds of modern and innovative pieces of art by Rabindranath Tagore and Maniklal Banerjee silk painting. 

9. Silk painting by Maniklal Banerjee was always famous in traditional ways and in ancient ways. Silk painting is also famous in Tibet and in Vietnam. 

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Shantiniketan Contextual Modernism has an impact on Indian art culture. Modernism is important and it is always shown in different art forms. 

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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