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Top ten famous artist (painter)of India

top 10 famous artists of India

Top ten famous artist (painter)of India

If you talk about painting , there are many names in India, who have overwhelmed everyone with their unique paintings and painting style.Whether it is MF Husain who is called Picasso Of India, Raja Ravi Varma or Amrita Shergill. All these artists had given special impact in the world in art history . We are trying to list top 10 famous artist of India
Usually we keep discussing about their famous paintings,but how it is if we get to know some of their personal aspect too.
There are many such aspects of the life of these painters,which are very interesting to know . Some of these artist were also known for the controversies

So today i have come up with some interesting personal life story of these painters.

Raja Ravi Varma
Raja Ravi Varma-Father of Modern Indian Paintings

Raja Ravi Varma

Raja Ravi Varma is said to be the father of modern painting in India.
Experts say that Raja Ravi started painting on the walls of the house as a child.
His talent was recognized by his uncle and also inspired him to grow in this area.Inspired by uncle, Ravi Raja handed himself over for painting. The result of his hard work was that he soon became famous for his paintings. He had a wonderful hand in oil painting. For which he was also recognized outside India. But it is said that where there is fame, controversies take birth there. Even Ravi Raja could not save himself from disputes

Showing more boldness, he made nude paintings of Apsaras like Urvashi, Rambha and gave rise to controversy. There was a lot of opposition to his painting. He was accused of hurting people’s feelings. This controversy caught so much emphasis that some famous painters of the time refused to accept him.

Maqbool Fida Hussain
Maqbool Fida Hussain-Picasso of India

Maqbool Fida Hussain

Maqbool Fida Hussain was a famous Indian painter whose entire life was devoted to painting. As a young painter, Maqbool Fida Hussain wanted to break the nationalist tradition of the Bengal School and do something different,
in which he was also successful. He emerged as the most talked-about artist in the world after Picasso in the twentieth century and there is no exaggeration, but he has always raised some controversy in terms of fame.
In 2006, he got into serious controversy due to a nude picture of Bharat Mata
on the cover of a famous magazine. His exploits received severe criticism across India. Hussain was also accused of making obscene pictures of mother Durga, Lakshmi Saraswati.

Several criminal cases were filed against him for making pornographic paintings all over the country. The surprising thing was that even before this, a similar case was revealed when a painting of his was printed by a magazine in 1996 and it was titled Maqbool Fida Hussain Painter or Butcher?
There was so much opposition that Hussain had to leave India and flee to London.

Amrita Shergil- Beautiful artist of India

Amrita Shergil

Amrita Shergill was one of the world’s most beautiful painters.
One of whose childhood stories is very popular. It happened that he had made a nude picture of a woman due to which he had to look out of the way of school.
Despite this, she did not confuse herself with the direction of painting
She was a painter who always tried to show the real picture of rural
Indian women and Indian women. His tendency was always towards the real modernity of India. The life of this famous female painter was very short. In just 28 years of age, due to a mysterious disease, she said goodbye to the world.

Avaindranath Tagore-top 10 artist of India
Avaindranath Tagore- popular name among top 10 artist of India

Avaindranath Tagore

Avanindranath Tagore is said to be the chief painter and founder of the Indian Society of Oriental Art. He played an important role in the establishment of the Bengal School of Art. Due to this modern painting developed in India. He tried to bring modernity to Indian-style painting, unlike the Western painting taught in the art school during British rule,due to which new art of Indian style was born. It is today known as the Bengal School of Art.
One interesting thing about Avanindranath Tagore is that few people will know that even before Ravindranath Tagore got international fame,
Avanindra’s name was established as an iconic painter in Europe.

Gangendranath Tagore
Gangendranath Tagore-forerunner of the Indian cartoon world.

Gangendranath Tagore

Gaganendranath Tagore’s name is counted among the famous satirists of India. He was the elder brother of Avanindranath Tagore and nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. Gaganendranath Tagore is also called the forerunner of the Indian cartoon world. Tagore gave a new dimension to Indian painting.
The special thing of his life was that he was a successful painter as well as a successful cartoonist. He introduced his cartoons to the whole world. It is said about him that before the 1940s, he was the only painter who used the language of art in a very interesting way. The paintings of this great artist of painting remind people even today.

Jaimini Roy-Kalighat painting fame artist of India
Jaimini Roy-Kalighat painting fame

Jaimini Roy

Jamini Roy is known for establishing a new style different from art traditions.
Kalighat’s painting made him stand out in the discussion. Which was praised all around. Rai then made headlines around 1920, when he made pictures that reflected the pleasant rural atmosphere.
He also presented some such samples in which a glimpse of the naïve and clean life of the rural environment was seen. In 1955, he was made the first Fellow of the Lalit Kala Academy. The Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan. Today, many of his works are present in many art galleries of the world.
Through his paintings, he has depicted various forms, boundaries and styles of modern movements. There was a strange magic in his painting that would attract anyone to himself.

Nand lal Boss-Pioneer of Modern Indian art
Nand lal Boss-Pioneer of Modern Indian art

Nand lal Boss
Nand Lal Bose’s painting technique was also amazing, which has no answer. Nandalal Bose was one of the pioneers of modern Indian art As the movement for independence raged on in India, Nandalal Bose, along with other prominent artists, worked towards moving the Indian art scene away from western influences that had been prevalent in art schools of the time.

Manjit baba painter artist
Manjit baba- Imaginative artwork fame

Manjit Baba

Manjit Bawa, who had a wonderful understanding of colors, was part of the new movement in art. He was an adventure painter. His major contribution to Indian painting is that he has presented his form in a more imaginative manner. He was awarded the National Award by the Lalit Kala Academy in 1980.

Renowned painter Manjit Bawa was born in Punjab, it is said that Manjit Bawa had a special interest in Sufi philosophy and singing. He was the first such painter to choose colors such as red and purple, moving away from gray and brown dominant in Western art. The nature of Sufi and Indian religion was reflected in his pictures. He considered Kali and Shiva as the country’s icons
Therefore, the presence of Kali and Shiva is prominently visible in his paintings.


Taiyab Mehta- Most expensive artist of India

Taiyab Mehta

After the independence of the country, Tayyib Mehta was one of those painters who wanted to do something different from the tradition of Nationalist Bengal School of Art. Paintings made in the last year of his life were sold at record prices, with one painting sold after his death which was sold in December 2014 for more than Rs 17 crore.

In 2002, one of his paintings ‘Celebration’ was sold for around Rs 1.5 crore, which was the most expensive Indian painting at the international level. If seen today, Indian art has left its mark on the whole world. Today the whole world of Indian art is crazy, so its greatest credit goes to Tayeb Mehta. If seen, Tayeb Mehta was the only painter in contemporary Indian art history whose painting was so expensive.

Original Paintings Of India Some of the traditional style

Several artist were born in our country,entire world has accepted the supremacy of these artists.Today, the art of India has a different identity in the whole world,
whose credit goes to these popular painter of our country.
But we can not deny with the fact that many of these painters were surrounded by controversies from time to time.
However, art is a model of expression and expression cannot be tied to the limit ,
but the painters understand that well too and sometimes deliberately make an attempt to get into controversies, and so their game of hide and seek with truth will continue with it.

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