||The study depicts Tagore's interest in capturing the facial
expression. His work displays a great sense of fantasy rhythm &
vitality. Tagore celebrated his creative freedom in his
technique which produces a variety of images including fantasized
beasts, masks, human faces, landscapes & flowers, bird & trees.
Tagore is best known as a poet and in 1913 was the first non-
European writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Tagore began painting relatively late in his career, when he was
in his sixties. His painting style was very individual,
characterized by simple bold forms and a rhythmic quality, that
later served to inspire many modern Indian artists.
Human figures are depicted either as individuals with expressive
gestures or in groups in theatrical settings. In portraits
produced during the 1930s, he renders the human face in a way
reminiscent of a mask or persona.
Rabindranath Tagore's artistic adventure began with doodles that
turned crossed-out words and lines into images that assumed
expressive and sometimes grotesque forms.