Kalighat Painting- Images From A Changing World


Kalighat painting emerged from the changing world of 19th century Calcutta. with old and new images seemingly layered upon one another on a transparent plane. Traditionally inherited techniques, iconography and artistic practices combined with revivalistic Mughal court culture. Sanskrit drama and photography to translate folk art forms into popular genres.As Jyotindra Jain explores this astonishing transformation, she demonstrates how the Kalighat painters became not only the first contemporaries of Indian art, but anticipated the popular culture of the 20th century that was to follow.

Hardcover :232 pages

Item Weight :1.74

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