Abanindranath Tagore



c. 1915


11.0 x 8.5 in. / 27.9 x 21.6 cm.


Watercolour and ink on cardboard laid on cardboard

The founder of the Bengal School, Abanindranath Tagore turned to an innate Indian aesthetic in his art even as he incorporated Oriental influences that allowed him to experiment and create works with tremendous visual appeal and historical value. Koikoi represents Tagore’s inimitable style of creating works that boast of technical finesse, a strong visual idiom wherein he successfully shows the emotional quotient of the subjects—in this case an adult and a child, the latter revealing a sweet buck-teeth smile.

published references

Singh, Kishore, ed., A Visual History of Indian Modern Art, Volume III: Revivalism and Beyond (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), 498
Singh, Kishore, ed., India Modern: Narratives from 20th Century Indian Art (New Delhi: DAG, 2015), p. 16

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