Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th-century Art in India

Exhibition charting how the resurgence of nationalism on the Indian subcontinent in the early 20th century wound its way into the region's art works at the time.

Several artists in Bengal became inspired by India's cultural past and spirituality, incorporating these new-found elements into their art, and spurning the "foreign" realism taught at the country's British-run art academies.

These young Indian artists embraced new art movements such as cubism, primitavism and abstraction as a way of asserting their national identity and expressing resistance to the colonial regime. Free admission.

Tues-Wed 10.00-17.00. Thurs-Sat 10.00-19.00. Sun 12.00-17.00. Mon closed.

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Address Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, tel. +44(0)1865278000.
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Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th-century Art in India

Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, tel. +44(0)1865278000.

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