(The Gist of PIB) Jamini Roy  [MAY-2020]

(The Gist of PIB) Jamini Roy


Jamini Roy

  • National Gallery of Modern Art pays tribute to the pioneering artist, Jamini Roy, on his 133rd Birth Anniversary year through a virtual tour.
  • This virtual tour of the entire artworks of the pioneering artist would certainly enrich the art lovers, is happening for the first time in India.


  • Jamini Roy was one of the earliest and most significant modernists of twentieth-century Indian art.
  • From 1920 onwards his search for the essence of form led him to experiment with dramatically different visual styles.
  • His career spanning over nearly six decades had many significant turning points and his works collectively speak of the nature of his modernism and the prominent role he played in breaking away from the art practices of his time.
  • Trained in the British academic style of painting in the early decades of the twentieth century, Jamini Roy became well-known as a skillful portraitist.
  • He received regular commissions after he graduated from the Government Art School in what is now Kolkata, in 1916.
  • The first three decades of the twentieth century saw a sea-change in cultural expressions in Bengal.
  • The growing surge of the nationalist movement was prompting all kinds of experiments in literature and the visual arts.


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