Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tagore's paintings to be exhibited world over

Several masterpieces of Rabindranath Tagore will be exhibited in major cities across the world next year to mark the 150th birth anniversary of the Nobel laureate with the first display beginning at Paris, where he had held an exhibition in 1930.

A renowned poet, dramatist, philosopher, educationists and composer of a musical genre, Tagore had made more than 3,000 paintings and drawings in the last 17 years of his life.

Tagore, who began painting much later in his life, when he was into his 60s, did not have a formal training in art but created a variety of images, including mysterious heads, beasts, masks, mystic landscapes and whimsical birds and flowers.

The government is planning large scale celebrations next year to mark Tagore's 150th birth anniversary.

Full report here Economic Times

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