Scenes from Santiniketan and Benodebehari’s Handscrolls
May 20 @ 11:00 am - June 20 @ 7:00 pm
“Modern Indian artists became familiar with East Asian handscrolls and landscape tradition through early 20th-century Pan-Asianism. But none used it as imaginatively as Benodebehari. Although later handscrolls by him were known, the discovery of this handscroll offers an insight into his early career, which was devoted to exploring nature as locally manifested.” — Prof. R. Siva Kumar, Curator of the Exhibition.
Kolkata Centre for Creativity in collaboration with Gallery Rasa brings to you ‘Scenes from Santiniketan & Benodebehari’s Handscrolls’, a historic exhibition curated by acclaimed art historian and curator Prof R. Siva Kumar, featuring ‘Scenes from Santiniketan’—the earliest and longest handscroll ever painted by Benodebehari Mukherjee (measuring 44.6 ft.) with reproductions of all other handscrolls and existing fragments, including one from the collection of Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Date: 20 May – 20 June (Closed on Sundays)
Time: 11 AM – 7 PM
Venue: Amphitheatre, KCC
The exhibition is open to all.