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The Last Harvest

The Last Harvest

Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore

By (author) Siva Kumar
By (author) et al.


  • Gives a fascinating insight into India's most celebrated Nobel laureate, reflecting four major facets of his oeuvre
  • Accompanies an international traveling exhibition at 8 venues, featuring over 200 of his paintings; the first major show of Tagore's work since 1930
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Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is one of India’s best known culutral icons. He was, and still remains, one of the most influential national figures of India, whose genius has transcended boundaries. Besides being a poet, he was a novelist, a witer of short stories and plays, a composer of songs, an essayist, and a philosopher. Painting was the last art form to enter his rich creative life. This publication is produced in conjunction with the travelling exhibitions of Rabindranath Tagore’s paintings, as part of India’s National Commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, organized by India’s Ministry of Culture. Since the whirlwind, 10-city international show that the poet-painter had undertaken in 1930, this is the first time that such a large body of Rabindranath’s work is travelling internationally. In the mid-20th Century, he was the first Indian artist to be extensively exhibited in the West. The current exhibitions will travel in three parts simultaneously, to a total of eight cities accross the world. The contributors to this companion publication include two of the best-known translators of his works, his biographer, and specialists in music, art and education. Along with over 200 works by Rabindranath, this unique volume brings together essays that lend insight into Rabindranath Tagore as a painter as well as locating his paintings within the larger framework of his multifaceted creative work. Contents:
Rabindranath Tagore – A Biographical Sketch; Rabindranath Tagore’s Santiniketan – Where Life and Art Meet; Rabindranath Tagore’s First Ever Exhibition in Paris; Rabindranath Tagore’s Paintings in German; Stella Kramrisch and the Bauhaus in Calcutta; Tagore’s Sense of Rhythm; Rabindrasangeet – Rabindranath Tagore’s Musical Legacy; Engagement with Modernity – Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore in the NGMA.

Mapin Publishing
22nd Sep 2011
USA & Canada
9.42 in x 12.36 in
240 Pages
235 color
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