Bengal School

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A style of art in India developed by Abanindranath Tagore and his followers in the early 20th century that remained popular until the 1920s. Inspired by Mughal miniatures and Japanese ink wash painting, the Bengal school was created in response to European academic teaching as a way to revive Indian traditions and create a national art. Although the school of painting started in Bengal, assisted by followers of Tagore, it soon spread across India to become a national style by the early 1900s.
Bengal School
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024