Watercolour on cardboard
4.5 x 7.0
The washes of colour in works used minimal tone and hue contrast; almost fading away.
NATIONAL ART TREASURE - NON EXPORTABLE
Born in 1867 Ganganendranath was a self-taught artist. He learned how to paint later in life and played an important role in the establishment of the Indian Society of Oriental Art, Calcutta, in 1907. In his early artistic life, he painted landscapes, portraits and other figurative sketches, scenes from Calcutta and illustrations for his uncle, Rabindranath Tagore.
Visva Bharati University had visitors like Okakura from the east while Tagore was there. He studied and assimilated Japanese brush techniques and the influence of Far East art into his own work.