Evolution is like a shooting star detaching from the whole trail of constellation to make a remark of new hope. Undoubtedly as Indian Art has evolved with various kinds of painting styles, textures, shapes, silhouettes and sculptures; our motherland has given a lot of proficient Indian artists over the years. Art is like an unfathomable ocean of notions, creativity, expressions, speech and experiences which are inordinate and noteworthy for every artist in his own way.
From the time period of Abanindranath Tagore to that of Manjit Bawa, India has been a fantabulous land of different art forms. Amrita Sher-Gil, Jamini Roy, Kalipada Ghoshal, Rabindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Mukul Chandra Dey, Raja Ravi Verma, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Gaganendranath Tagore, Vivan Sundaram, Balan Nambiar, Badri Narayan, Anjolie Ela Menon, Gieve Patel, Jogen Chowdhury, M.F.Husain, Ramkinkar Baij, Ratnadeep Adivrekar are all such highlights of the panorama of the art culture that have make an incredible notice in the Indian Art History internationally. Here, we highlight the perpetual contributions of five late famous artists from India who have ruled the world of art like a white-collar.
- K. G. SUBRAMANYAN – A splendiferous product of Shantiniketan, Subramanyan had inquired into the syntactic framework of visual language that can be broadly described as post – cubist, a convenient position, as Picasso had demonstrated, from which a wide spectrum of non – realist representational conventions could be explored and amalgamated into an idiom flexible enough to be variously stretched in order to accommodate different representational and expressive needs.
- M. F. HUSSAIN – Noted as the founder of Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group, he was the soul reason behind the genesis of the modern Indian Art citing the Partition of India as a turning point for the nation. His objectionable paintings were a new approach for the contemporised world which changed the outlook of the Indian history. As a painter, writer and filmmaker his notable works such as “Meenakshi: A Tale of Three Cities”, “Through the Eyes of a Painter” are till date subjects of great importance.
- JAMINI ROY – Pioneer of the Bengali folk traditions, Roy perfectly captured the essence of simplicity embodied within the lifestyle of the folk people. Experimentations with the “Kalighat paintings” and “village patuas” were his main interests of work which undoubtedly made art accessible to a wider section of locals.
- RAJA RAVI VERMA – A master in making affordable lithographs of the paintings he made publicly available, Ravi Verma was someone who preserved the beauty of Indian aesthetics and broader social reasons. His noted artworks depicting episodes from the story of Dushyanta, Shakuntala, Nala, Damayanti, Mahabharata have given him the platform of awe-inspiring expression globally.
- AMRITA SHER-GIL – Popularly known as one of “the greatest avant-garde women artists of the early 20th century”, she made her level equivalent to the pioneers of Bengal Renaissance. Revealing a narcissistic streak in her personality, she concluded with numerous works as self-portraits, life in Paris, nude studies, still life studies, portraits of friends and fellow students.