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Review of the annual exhibition of the Academy of Fine Arts

by  O.C. Gangoly

The winter show of the Academy of Fine arts in Calcutta is a happy, hardy Annual, which, several weeks ahead, keeps busy three lively groups of our citizens, artists giving finishing touches to their pictures, lovers and connoisseurs of pictures looking out for new aesthetic thrills, and keen critics

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In praise of painting

by  O.C. Gangoly

However much the products of pictorial art may be despised by learned men in India, today, - as “mere pictures”, - the Painters’ art had a respectable place in all the serious affairs of life - in all stages of India’s history. It was regarded as an amusement or a piece of sentimental luxury - but serious

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The Value of Tradition in Art

by  O.C. Gangoly

The closing years of the last century have been marked with signs of change, (for better or worse who can tell?) in every department of human activity. In the realm of art this era of change has ushered into existence startlingly new conceptions: principles and ideals of aesthetics that had dominated

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A So-Called Chinese Image of the Avoliketeswara

by  O.C. Gangoly

Searches for the many lost pages of the history of Indian art offer a very fascinating, though sometimes a very tantalising, occupation for the student. In the realm of painting, Indian art has recently yielded some quite interesting documents which have helped to fill up many gaping lacunae. The enormous

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Problems of Modern Artists in India and China

by  O.C. Gangoly

I am grateful for the privilege extended to me to come and meet the members of this Fine Art Society and exchange views on questions of common interest to the artists of China and to the artists of India. You may well ask what qualification I have for this responsible task of discussing the vital problems

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Gogonendra Nath Tagore: The Great Indian Artist

by  O.C. Gangoly

A century hence, it would not matter how many bales of jute or cotton crossed the Bay of Bengal, or how many seats were allocated in a Legislative Assembly to Mohamedans and how many to non-Mohamedans, but it would indeed matter, what records contemporary cultural life inscribed on the tablets of history.

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