Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th-century Art in India | University of Oxford

Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th-century Art in India

Event date
2 Mar 2015 to 1 Jun 2015
Event time
10:00 - 17:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Gallery 29

Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

In the early 20th century, a wave of nationalism swept across the Indian subcontinent. In Bengal, several artists focused on revitalizing Indian cultural history and spirituality, deliberately turning away from academic expressions of realism practised in the various British art schools in India. United with artists such as Klee, Kandinsky and Itten by mutual artistic interest in cubism, primitivism and abstraction, these Indian artists found new ways of expressing anti-colonial resistance.