Rabindra Chitravali: Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore
By R Siva Kumar
Price : Rs20,000.00 | $ 400.00
Published by : Pratikshan, Kolkata
Pages : 1600 pages 2000 col. pl.
Year : 2011
ISBN : 978-81-89323-34-1
4-volume boxed set, 2 volumes in each box, with a separate catalogue with thumbnail 14X 11.5 inches. Rabindra Chitravali brings together in four volumes the paintings of Rabindranth Tagore. The core of this corpus is his paintings in the Rabindra Bhavana and Kala Bhavana collections of Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, numbering about 1700 objects. To this will be added paintings in the collection of National Gallery of Modern Art and the collections at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Bangalore, and Indian Museum, Kolkata, bringing up the total number of paintings to more than 2000 in all.
Rabindra Chitravali will not only make the paintings accessible to art historians and scholars of Rabindranth with critical annotations and comments, but also bring together a selection of Rabindranath’s own statements and documents relating to the presentation and reception of his paintings during his lifetime.The book, with more than 2000 images of Rabindranath’s paintings and doodles in colour, supporting texts, and other archival material is designed to become and remain the most comprehensive reference work on Rabindranath’s paintings for a long time. It will surely be of indispensable help to every serious student of Rabindranath and Indian art, but going beyond that it will also be of interest to those who wish to explore patterns of the creative mind.