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Jamini Roy's works unveiled in national Capital

New Delhi,Feb 7 (UNI) After four decades, art connoisseurs will get their first ever view of 80 works of Jamini Roy, the legendary artist, as an exhibition of 42 days started in the capital's oldest Dhoomimal gallery. The more-than-half-a-century old art of Jamini Roy assembled by Uma and Ravi Jain as 'Carved contours' represent his inspiration from the Kalighat and Pat traditions of Bengal. Done on cloth , board and paper they feature simple images of sari-clad women, village dancers and domestic animals besides Madonna and Christ and the famed Ramayan series. "Roy was different from the Indian artists among those who taught by westerners , as India's first Modernist in art he treated his subjects in a different way but universally acceptable . The uniqueness feels from his art of 'Crucifixion of Christ' to 'Santal woman carries child' painting. All of it eminently exemplifies his strikingly formalist pictorial language" Curator and critic Uma Nair told UNI. The exhibition, that opened on Friday, is a collateral event of the India Art Fair 2016 . Uma Jain said the collection happened least with the aim of creating portfolio "It was about taste , about building a collection out of one's own passion," she said. Roy (1887-1972), who was a frontline pupil of iconic Abanindranath Tagore, developed a style that scholars note was a reaction against the Bengal School and Western tradition of art. He abandoned the use of European paints in favour of mineral and vegetable -based pigments made from rock-dust, tamarind seeds, alluvial mud and indigo, notes Uma Nair. "Jamini's admiration for rural folk art was politically motivated.It was part of a nationalistic desire to find an artistic style free from colonialism" she added." His works of men and women explore the economy of line , the beauty of gesture and the compositional clarity of the frontal perspective". He was a true rebel and his new style was totally different from the Bengal School and the Western tradition. Throughout his career as an artist, he struggled to capture the essence of simplicity of the folk people and in the process give Indian art its separate but distinct identity. This was very difficult as the entire art world still under European influence was divided on how to go about acquiring distinct identity for Indian art. Few before Jamini had tried to use European style to depict Indian ethos but failed as the synthesis lost the charm and energy. His efforts and success was awarded when he received the Padma Bhushan in 1955. His work dominated extensively in international exhibitions and found place of honour in many private and public art galleries including prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum, London. UNI JW RP1450
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