||Rabindranath Tagore's artistic adventure began with doodles that
turned crossed-out words and lines into images that assumed
expressive and sometimes grotesque forms
While Rabindranath Tagore did not acquire technical skill before
he began to paint, the resemblance to the state of mind of a
child is far more obvious.
His work displays a great sense of fantasy rhythm and
vitality. Tagore celebrated his creative freedom in his technique
which produces a variety of images including fantasized beasts,
masks, human faces, landscapes, flowers, birds and trees.
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. Tagore himself seldom spoke
about his paintings: 'People often ask me about the meaning of my
pictures. I remain silent even as my pictures are.'