Untitled (Dragon)

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Rabindranath Tagore was a man of true renaissance. He was a learned poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter of the 20th century. He used contextual modernism to reshape Bengali literature, music and Indian art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1913 he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the first lyricist to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Under the influence of several painters around him, Tagore always wanted to paint. At the age of 60 Tagore finally began to paint and even managed to hold numerous exhibitions of his work, encouraged by artists he met in the south of France, where his work debuted in Paris and then held exhibitions all over Europe. He is most likely red-green colorblind, so his work presents strange color schemes and off-trend aesthetics. Tagore was influenced by a variety of styles, including the carvings of the Marangan people of northern New Ireland and Papua New Guinea, the Haida carvings of the Pacific Northwest of North America, and the woodcuts of the German Max Pechstein. Way.

I love this dragon today!

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20.7 x 29.5 cm

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