Rabindranath  Tagore Paintings Collection – Though he had hardly any formal training in art, he developed a highly imaginative & spontaneous visual vocabulary

A recipient of the Nobel Prize (1913) for literature, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was born in an affluent Bengali family. The versatile genius developed an acute sensibility towards various art forms such as literature, poetry, dance and music. He was well aware of contemporary cultural trends around the world.

Tagore’s journey as a painter began in his late sixties as an extension of his poetic consciousness. Though he had hardly any formal training in art, he developed a highly imaginative and spontaneous visual vocabulary, enhanced by a sound understanding of visual art practices such as modern western, primitive and child art. 

Beginning as a subconscious process where doodles and erasures in his manuscripts assumed some form, Tagore gradually produced a variety of images including fantasized and bizarre beasts, masks, mysterious human faces, mystic landscapes, birds and flowers. His work displays a great sense of fantasy, rhythm and vitality. A powerful imagination added an inexplicable strangeness to his work that is sometimes experienced as eerie and evocative.

Tagore celebrated creative freedom in his technique; he never hesitated to daub and smear coloured ink on paper to give life to his disquieting range of subjects. His drawings and ink paintings are freely executed with brush, rag, cotton-wool and even his fingers. For Tagore, art was the bridge that connected the individual with the world. A modernist, Tagore completely belonged to the world of his time particularly in the realm of art. (Source: NGMA India)

Let’s have a look at Rabindranath Tagore Paintings:

Figures – In Sepia

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VieledWoman

R Tagore Veiled Woman Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Woman Face

R Tagore Woman Face Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Imaginary Creatures Paintings

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Bird Fantastic

R Tagore Bird Fantastic Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Head Study – Ink On Silk

R Tagore Head Study2 Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Woman

R Tagore Woman Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Brooding

R Tagore Brooding Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Face – Ink And Tempera

R Tagore Face Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Landscape Painting

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Face

R Tagore Face2 Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Face

R Tagore Face3 Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Figure

R Tagore Figure Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Head Study

R Tagore Head Study1 Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Man And Woman – Ink And Crayon

R Tagore Man and Woman Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Standing Figure

R Tagore Standing Figure Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Seven Figures

R Tagore Seven Figures Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

Study in Face

R Tagore Study in Face Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Two Figures

R Tagore Two Figures1 Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Two Figures

R Tagore Two Figures2 Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Vase

R Tagore Vase Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

 

Landscape Painting

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Landscape Painting

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The Last Harvest

Rabindranath Tagore The Last harvest Picture Gallery : Rabindranath Tagore Paintings

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