Celebrating the life & work of Jamini Roy on his 130th birthday
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Jamini Roy spearheaded the modern Indian art movement in the 20th century. One of the founders of the Bengal School, his art broke away from the dominant Academic style of painting. His new style was inspired by the local folk culture of Bengal and Kalighat painting traditions. Thematically, his paintings extended from religion to the rural life of Bengal. However, the technique he utilised was revolutionary and unique with naturally ground colours, two dimensional figures, accentuated yet simple lines and flat application of colour enclosed within decorative borders. The swaying thick black brushstrokes were a contrast to the bright earthy colours. His art would forever change the creative landscape of the Indian subcontinent.
The Wall Art Magazine celebrates the life and work of the legendary Jamini Roy on his 130th birth anniversary.