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19th Century Swadeshi Art (Paintings & Prints) at Akar Prakar Art Advisory, 1st Floor, 29 Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi from 28th August to 15th October 2017

From the mid 18th to mid 19th century, many local artists were patronised by the Company's Bureaucrats and officers. Some of these paintings are called 'Dutch Bengal' or 'French Bengal' according to their antecedents. Though the foreigners were pleased by the efforts of the local artists, the latter's sense of perspective or figure left much to be desired. To correct this, an art school was set up in Calcutta (Calcutta School of Art) in 1854 CE to teach the techniques of painting. The products of this school brought a radical change in the scenario of art in Kolkata from the mid of 19th century, so they have come to be known as the Pre-Bengal School. Both the British rulers and estimable persons of our country started to admit that the artists of this school could form a platform for 'High Art'.

Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (Sundays & Public holidays closed)

Entry : Free