Here you can see a selection of Anshuman Dasgupta Visva-Bharati Mural’s that accompanied is tele-presentation for the third workshop, Iniva March London 2014.
Anshuman Dasgupta talks about mural tradition in India, K. G. Subramanian Mastermoshai Studio mural and Nandalal Bose Campus Aesthetics that derives from the surroundings.
Anshuman Dasgupta talks about the mural Life on Campus by Indian artist Benodebahari, at Cheena Bhavana, first floor, freco secco, 1942. Santiniketan, second workshop, 2014.
The Post Office – a play by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), shared by Natasha Ginwala at the first workshop, Iniva, London 2013.
The Post Office arrived as a text that offers an allegorical construction of the rural subject, and one that might have an interesting relationship to the broader projects of Tagore, at Santiniketan as well as Sriniketan. (Vivian Ziherl, Landings, workshop 3, Tagore Centre, London)
[Translated from Bengali to English by Devabrata Mukherjee]
Publisher, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914.
Not in copyright.
Anshuman Dasgupta talks about Indian artist Benodbehari’s 1946 mural ‘Life of Medieval Saints’.
The mural was done just before India’s Independence and in response to riots such as Noakhali’s; and is Benod Behari’s response to the division between Hindus and Muslims, by representing a nation of Saint poets. Medieval and contemporary figures come together, as the river Ganges joins different civilizations. The mural celebrates different ideas as well as it uses different techniques and styles, with modernist and traditional ways of depicting spaces and characters. Multi-focality and cohabitation being its central themes.
Anshuman Dasgupta talks about some of the murals at Santiniketan’s Campus.
on Benod Behari Mukherjee Life of Medieval Saints
on Nandalal Bose’s Natir Puja
on Benod Behari Mukherjee Life on Campus
on K. G. Subramanian’s Mastermoshai Studio mural
on Nandalal Bose and campus aestethics
Anshuman Dasgupta talks about the mural Natir Puja (Tagore’s Dance Dramas) by Indian Artist Nandalal Bose, at Cheena Bhavan, Santiniketan, second workshop, 2014.