The Santiniketan Murals

Arun Kumar Nag, Jayanta Chakrabarti, R. Siva Kumar

Foreword by K. G. Subramanyan

Out of Print


162pp, 120 b/w and colour illustrations. 0

ISBN : 9788170461166

Rs  750.00 (HB)
$25.95 (HB)
£19.95 (HB)

Embodiment of a concept and an ideal which was part of what is largely regarded as a cultural renaissance in the early part of the century. This monograph is an effort to bring these murals before a wider public and to describe their background. It contains a general survey of the murals, detailed descriptions of the major works and their historical background, and brief discussions on techniques and themes. It is a useful source book focusing epecially on the pioneering works by Nandalal Bose and Benodebehari Mukherjee. It also presents the few murals done in more recent years by contemporary artists like K.G. Subramanyan and Somenath Hore

R. Siva Kumar is an art historian and curator. He has authored over 15 books on modern   Indian art and curated several exhibitions  including Santiniketan: The Making of a    Contextual Modernism, the retrospectives  K. G. Subramanyan and Benodebehari, and The Last Harvest: Paintings of Rabindranath. He  is professor of Art History at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.

Jayanta Chakrabarti

Arun Kumar Nag