His style was a complex fusion of idioms absorbed from Western modern art and the spirituality of oriental traditions (both Indian and Far-Eastern). $3,360 15th June - 31st July, 2012. David Zwirner is presenting an exhibition of work by Indian artist Benode Behari Mukherjee (1904–1980) at the gallery’s London location. David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Indian artist Benode Behari Mukherjee (1904–1980) at the gallery’s London location. Above all, his style was celebrated and acclaimed because of the harmonious blend he achieved out of all these different traditions. 24 Hour Online Auction: Works on paper Certain lots have been marked with the sign (Inclusive of buyer's premium), Auction 2001 (December) 1904 - 80. He received the Rabindra Puraskar in 1980. http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T2021875pg1?q=Benode+Behari+Mukherjee&search=quick&pos=1&_start=1#firsthit, exhibition at national gallery of modern art New Delhi, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Benode_Behari_Mukherjee&oldid=981352015, Recipients of the Padma Vibhushan in arts, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Pages using infobox artist with unknown parameters, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Chakrabarti, Jayanta, Arun Kumar Nag and R. Sivakumar, This page was last edited on 1 October 2020, at 19:57. Benode Behari Mukherjee (1904 - 1980) was active/lived in India. Courtesy David Zwirner and Vadehra Art Gallery. Benode Behari Mukherjee was born in Behala, in the state of West Bengal in 1904, now recently included into Kolkata. Binode behari joined the VishwaBharti University and Kala Bhavan at Santiniketan in 1919 and had Nandalal Bose and poet-Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore for gurus. Saffronart has an ownership interest in lots marked with the symbol . Works. declaration and fax it back to Saffronart at (91 22) 24321187. 26-27 March 2014, Winning bid In the later years he went to Doon valley, where he started an art school but had to discontinue due to the financial shortage. He joined his alma mater as an art teacher in 1925. He taught at Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan. In 1958, he returned to Kala Bhavan, and later became its principal. January 10—February 22, 2020. 1950s) Ink on paper 8.9 × 14 cm. He took lessons in calligraphy from travelling artists from Japan. Around a month after Santiniketan announced that it will honour its eminent alumni Benode Behari Mukherjee with a gallery dedicated to the work of the visually challenged modernist master, an exhibition in Delhi traces his oeuvre, from the time Mukherjee completed his studies at Kala Bhavan. Login ID *   foreign exchange regulations to make payments overseas. Followers 50. He was born with a chronic eye problem and completely lost his eyesight in 1956. The life & works of a famous bengali artist named Benode Behari Mukherjee, who lost his eyesight completely, though he was one the pioneers of British Indian modern art. Some of these processes, notably his use of large folded paper shapes for an exterior mural executed in glazed tile, were recorded in Satyajit Ray’s film The Inner Eye of 1973. Despite being myopic in one eye and blind in the other, he continued to paint and do murals even after he lost his eyesight completely following an unsuccessful eye cataract operation in 1956. If you have any other questions, please contact us. Untitled (ca. $3,148 Click on the image to navigate. Untitled, 1952. Besides, he penned critical reflections on the pedagogy of Indian art education and on the subject of art and creativity in general. 5 View all works. But his art teacher, Sailesh Chandra Deb Burman, himself from that institution, advised him to join Kala Bhavana at a time when Ramkinkar Baij and Benode Behari Mukherjee … About The first solo presentation in Europe devoted to Mukherjee, the exhibition will focus on the artist’s collages from the late 1950s and 1960s, after he lost his sight. Mukherjee was one of the pioneers of Indian modern art and a key figure of Contextual Modernism. In 1952, he along with his wife Leela, started an art training school in Mussoorie. . South Asian Modern & Contemporary Art, 17 September 2014, New York by Christie's and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. In 1974, he received the Padma Vibhushan award. 15 February 2014, Winning bid Directed by Satyajit Ray. Monday, 6 January 2020 Indian artist Benode Behari Mukherjee's collages from the late 1950s and 1960s created following his loss of sight will be the focus of an upcoming exhibition in London.Set to open on January 9 at the David Zwirner gallery, "Benode Behari Mukherjee: After Sight" will be the first solo presentation in Europe devoted to Mukherjee. Labelled abstract-impressionist paintings, his works are filled with light and colour. In 1979, a collection of his Bengali writings, Chitrakar was published. Rs 1,98,240 Lived and worked in India, Nepal and Tokyo. Showing BENODEBEHARI MUKHERJEE. He contributed immensely towards a greater appreciation of the works of Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose and Rabindranath Tagore. In 1925, he joined Kala Bhava Bijn as a member of the teaching faculty. The works were made with the help of assistants at the Kala Bhavan, who cut out shapes in selected colours at Mukherjee’s instruction, which he would then assemble using both intuition and memory. Subramanyan, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Nandalal Bose and Ramkinkar Baij. With its conceptual breadth and synthesis of elements from Giotto and Tawaraya Sotatsu, as well as from the art of such ancient Indian sites as Ajanta and Mamallapuram, it is among the greatest achievements in contemporary Indian painting."[1]. Reclining Man, 1957 by Benode Behari Mukherjee. Benode Behari Mukherjee was born on 7 th February, 1904 in Behala (Now a suburb of Kolkata), West Bengal. Artworks | VAG Exhibitions | Biography | Press. Benode Behari Mukherjee is one of the pioneers of 20th century Indian Contextual Modernism, taking inspiration from ancient Indian and foreign art styles. He inspired many brilliant students over the years, notable among them are painter Jahar Dasgupta, Ramananda Bandopadhyay, K.G. 22 askART artist summary of Benode Behari Mukherjee. Benode Behari Mukherjee (7 February 1904 – 11 November 1980) was an Indian artist from West Bengal state. Benode Behari Mukherjee. Untitled. BENODE BEHARI MUKHERJEE 2 Artworks. 1950s) Ink on paper 14 × 8.9 cm. The first solo presentation in Europe devoted to Mukherjee, the exhibition will focus on the artist’s collages from the late 1950s and 1960s, after he lost his sight. Please sign the Medieval Saints by Benode Behari Mukherjee : A journey of an Introspective Artist. User Name is required. Modern Evening Sale | Mumbai, Live Benode Behari Mukherjee was an insightful essayist as well. In 1949, he left Kala Bhavan and joined as a curator at the Nepal Government Museum in Kathmandu. Benode Behari Mukherjee's painting NEW DELHI: Indian artist Benode Behari Mukherjee's collages from the late 1950s and 1960s created following his loss of sight will be the focus of an upcoming exhibitionin London. Please contact LONDON.-. 1950s) Ink on paper 8.9 × 14 cm. Visva-Bharati News O Horizon reflects upon modernist theories of dance and song developed by Tagore and the experimental practices of mural, sculpture, painting, and drawing developed by India’s great modernist artists affiliated with Santiniketan: K.G. He played a … Binode Behari Mukherjee (1904-1980) played a crucial role in the evolution of visual art in India. JOGEN CHOWDHURY | Works from Glenbarra Art Museum, Japan 04 September - 01 October 2020 D-40 Defence Colony Contact for price. works, Copyright © 2016 Saffronart Management Corporation. Subramanyan [1], Beohar Rammanohar Sinha [2], sculptor & printmaker Somnath Hore, designer Riten Majumdar and filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Persons residing in India, wishing to bid in USD must be eligible under the various Contact for price. The film is an intimate investigation of Mukherjee's creative persona and how he copes with his blindness being a visual artist.[3]. With Binode Bihari Mukherjee, Satyajit Ray. Photograph: David Zwirner and Vadehra Art Gallery It is good to see this radical art retrieved from the past, brought to light in a new era. He was a student of another celebrated Indian artist Nandalal Bose, and a friend and close associate of Ramkinkar Baij, the celebrated sculptor. In 1972 Mukherjee's former student at Santiniketan, filmmaker Satyajit Ray, made a documentary film on him titled "The Inner Eye". Password is required. Follow. He was one of the earliest artists in modern India to take up mural as a mode of artistic expression, and his murals displayed a subtle … His style was a complex fusion of idioms absorbed from Western modern art and the spirituality of oriental traditions (both Indian and Far-Eastern). Mussorie- Landscape (Coolie), 1953. Three works: Untitled (ca. Bio Indian, 1904–1980. Born in 1904, Binode Behari Mukherjee joined the Vishwa Bharti University and Kala Bhavan at Santiniketan, in 1919. Password * His grand murals inside the Visva-Bharati campus are testimony to that. The works were made with the help of assistants at the Kala Bhavan, who cut out shapes in selected colours at Mukherjee’s instruction, which he would then assemble using both intuition and memory. Mukherjee was one among the leading art figures of pre-Independent India. Some of these processes, notably his use of large folded paper shapes for an exterior mural executed in glazed tile, were recorded in Satyajit Ray’s film The Inner Eye of 1973. Read more about Exhibition in London to focus on works by Indian modernist Benode Behari Mukherjee on Business Standard. following. Benode Behari Mukherjee (b. The work, ‘Two Figures’. Available for sale from Vadehra Art Gallery, Benode Behari Mukherjee, Mussorie- Landscape (Coolie) (1953), Watercolour on paper, 11 × 15 in The twenty minutes documentary features the life and works of Mukherjee in the form of paintings and photographs, starring himself. Idioms of Western modern art also bore heavily upon his style, as he is often seen to blend Cubist techniques (such as multi-perspective and faceting of planes) to solve problems of space. In 1919, he took admission in Kala Bhavana, the art faculty of Visva-Bharati University. of 6-12 December 2001. We are excited to see works of practitioners from India and across South Asia, working across various mediums and genres of art. Benode Behari Mukherjee (1904-1980) - artwork prices, pictures and values. Binod Behari Mukherjee was born in Behala, in the state of West Bengal, now recently included into Kolkata (2009 onwards) although his ancestral village in Garalgachha in Hooghly District. For help David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Indian artist Benode Behari Mukherjee (1904–1980) at the gallery’s London location. From 1951–52, he taught at the Banasthali Vidyapith in Rajasthan. Benode Mukherjee is known for Painting. For more information on Indian Art, please see our Art Guide. Overview. Similarly he also learnt from the Indian miniature paintings in the frescoes of Mughal and Rajput periods. Email alerts for new artworks on sale with buying through Saffronart please click here. Skip to beginning of content. In between, Mukherjee worked as a curator for the Nepal government Museum, as an advisor to the Educational Department in Nepal, besides training artists in Mussourie and Patna. He taught at Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan. Please contact Saffronart for more details. Works for sale (2) Auction results. These Lots are not situated in India and therefore, may only be purchased in USD. The Inner Eye is a 1972 short documentary film made by Satyajit Ray on Benode Behari Mukherjee, a blind artist and a teacher from Visva-Bharati University, a university founded by Rabindranath Tagore at Santiniketan. During 1937-38 he spent a few months in Japan with artists such as Arai Kampō. Similarly he also learnt from the Indian miniature paintings in the fresc… Mukherjee was born with a severe eye problem. Need help? 1950s) Ink on paper 8.9 x 14 cm Collection of Abhijit Lath and Reena Lath. Creative Circuit: The Art of K G Subramanyan, Winter Online Auction: Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and Collectibles, The Symbolism of Swaminathan: A Journey Through the Years, 1919-24 Kala Bhavan,Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, 1917-19 Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, 2012-13 Nandalal Bose & Benode Behari Mukherjee at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2011 'Ethos V: Indian Art Through the Lens of History (1900 to 1980), Indigo Blue Art, Singapore, 2011 ‘Manifestations VI', Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2008 ‘Freedom 2008: Sixty Years of Indian Independence’, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata; Museum Gallery, Mumbai, 2006-07 'Binode Behari Mukherjee: A Centenary Retrospective | 2006-2007', in collaboration with National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 1995 'Man and Nature:Reflections of Six Artists', National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, 1921 Indian Society of Art (ISOA), Kolkata, 1977 Honorary Doctorate degree by Vishva Bharti. Indian Painter Benode Behari Mukherjee (1904-1980) Brief Biography and Art Teaching Career. In Oxford Art Online, R. Si'va Kumar claims, "His major work is the monumental 1947 mural at the Hindi Bhavan, Sha'ntiniketan, based on the lives of medieval Indian saints and painted without cartoons. 1904, Kolkata; d. 1980) Landscape (Taladhwaj Bari) (ca. After Sight David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of work by Indian artist Benode Behari Mukherjee (1904–1980) at the gallery’s London location. Ruth Asawa: A Line Can Go Anywhere; Benode Behari Mukherjee: After Sight – review | The Guardian | 19 January 2020 David Zwirner exhibits works by Indian artist Benode Behari Mukherjee | Art Daily | 15 January 2020 Benode Behari Mukherjee’s works to be displayed in London | Mid Day | 7 January 2020 He was conferred with the Deshikottama by the Visva Bharati University in 1977. During 1937-38 he spent a few months in Japan with artists such as Arai Kampō. He was born with one myopic and one blind eye, but still continued to work for his passion. Notable Works. Sailing Boat Collage by Benode Behari Mukherjee. All his murals depict a subtle understanding of environmental through pioneering architectural nuances. Some of his works show a marked influence of Far-Eastern traditions, namely calligraphyand traditional wash techniques of China and Japan. Saffronart for further details. He was one of the earliest artists in modern India to take up to murals as a mode of artistic expression. The first solo presentation in Europe devoted to Mukherjee, the exhibition focuses on the artist’s collages from the late 1950s and 1960s, after he lost his sight. Mukherjee ultimately left Santiniketan in 1949 and moved to Delhi. We would love to know about your practice! Works by Benode Behari Mukherjee. BENODE BEHARI MUKHERJEE 2 Artworks. Mukherjee was one of the pioneers of Indian modern art and a key figure of Contextual Modernism. 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