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The Story of Modern Indian Art

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780195689440
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080342 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0023
The Story of Modern Indian Art

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Modern Indian art can trace its origins to pre-Independence India, which was when Western influences had started making an impact on Indian art. In the course of her interview, Geeta Kapur discusses the neo-classical style adopted by Raja Ravi Varma, one of the many Indian painters who drew inspiration from Western schools and used Western techniques and principles in their works. She also looks at the foreign influences and traditional approaches to art in modern India.

Keywords: modern Indian art; Geeta Kapur; pre-Independence India; Western influences; neo-classical style; Raja Ravi Varma; foreign influences; traditional approaches

Chapter.  5673 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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