Rainy Season
Title Rainy Season
Accession Number acc-no-01372
Museum Name National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru
Gallery Name Reserve Collection
Object Type Painting
Main Material Wash and Tempera on Paper
Main Artist Gaganendranath Tagore
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1867-1938
Country India
Dimensions 18.5 cm x 21 cm
Brief Description Inspired by Japanese artist Yokoyama Taikan, Gaganendranath's landscapes achieve the right blend of capturing Bengal's vast landscapes and romanticizing them. His landscapes are exceptionally emotive, in that they create a feeling of what the artist attempts to express. His earliest sketches and landscapes date back to 1905. This painting 'Rainy Season', evokes the sensation of monsoons, and exemplifies the artists' mastery over the Japanese wash technique. The use of tempera adds a gentle fragility to the landscapes. Gaganendranath's interest in life and later art, was limited to and conditioned by his love for everything swadeshi (native).