Father and Daughter: Laying Down the Linework

Atasi Barua. Parinirvana of the Buddha. Courtesy of Project88

As part of a swadeshi cultural renewal project, early Bengal School artists engaged in arts and crafts efforts such as furniture, textiles, custom-printed illustrated books and other objects of household use. Project 88’s latest show Father and Daughter – Laying Down the Linework will explore the movement through the works of Asit Kumar Haldar (1890-1964) and his daughter Atasi Barua (1921-2016) who came from the famous Jorasanko Tagore family and were part of the early generation of artists of the Bengal School. Visit the exhibition to find incredible self-portraits and illustrations by on classical Indian themes by Haldar as well as paintings depicting stories from Buddha’s life by Barua who was influenced by her husband and eminent Buddhist scholar Dr. Arabinda Barua.

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