SUBHASIS CHAKRABORTY

GRADUATE // HISTORY OF ART

Artworks

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Artist's Statement :

My artmaking is a process of my understanding of art history. Last year when I was studying Santiniketan landscapes painted by the masters of Santiniketan school, then I was trying to copy some of the norms, but it was not an easy job. Copying of the masters is the sixth principle of the Six Principles of Chinese Painting, canonized by the Chinese art theoretician Xie He of the sixth century.
Since its inception Chinese and Japanese artists visited Kala Bhavana regularly as Japanese art and cultural scholar Okakura Tenshin played a key role in making an art movement following the notion of cultural eclecticism at the dawn of twentieth century, along with Ceylonese art historian Ananda Coomarswami, Indian art and spiritual enthusiast Sister Nivedita, British art historian and the principal of the Government Art College E.B. Havell and Abanindranath Tagore, one of the pioneers of early modern Indian art.
A national as well as Pan- Asian art was initiated with their effort to counter the hegemony of British art school in colonial India. That tradition Pan- Asianism is still going on – the void of Chinese and Japanese art and the calligraphic brush strokes have been merged with Santiniketan landscape paintings. My painting initiates a dialogue between art history and art materials to go beyond the limitation of dexterity.