Alpona books and references

KOLKATA: It was at Kala Bhavan that the idea of including alpana as part of the fine arts syllabus germinated, through a series of workshops that Rabi Biswas was called in to conduct. Biswas, in fact, has been crusading to revive folk alpana, with foundations like Daricha and Intach playing a key role. Please follow the link.
Alpana decision taken at Kala Bhavan

AKINO Fuku (1908–2001) was born in Shizuoka Prefecture.  At twenty-one, she moved to Kyoto, where she studied under NISHIYAMA Suishō, anihonga (Japanese-style painting) artist, and submitted works to Kan-ten(government-sponsored exhibitions).  In 1948, she left the Kan-ten and founded Sōzō-bijutsu (the present Sōga-kai) .She also taught at the Kyoto City College of Arts (the present Kyoto City University of Arts) from 1949 to 1974. These four paintings were done during her year-long residency at Visva-Bharati University as a visiting professor at age fifty-four. Read Fuku Akino art museum

Prabhat Niyogi, “Alpona”, coloured illustration in “Prabasi”
Agrahayan, 1337 Bangabda (bengali calendar), November-December, 1930.
Mukul Dey Archives, Santiniketan .
Alpona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chittaprasad Bhattacharya, Alpona,
India’s most recognized political artist of the mid-20th century, born in 1915. He satirized and sharply criticized the feudal and colonial systems.
Alpona, Chittaprasad Bhattacharya, gravure sur bois

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tapan Mohan Chatterji, 1948, English

Prativa Bala Bardhan, 1962, Bengali and English

Eva Maria Gupta, 1983, German

Brata und Alpana in Bengalen, Eva Maria Gupta, Franz Steiner verlag, 1983.

Brata und Alpana in Bengalen, Eva Maria Gupta, Franz Steiner verlag, 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abanindranath Tagore, new edition 2014, Bengali

Banglar Brata, Abanindranath Tagore, Introduction et annotations by Dibyajyoti Majumodar, éditions Gangchil, Kolkata, Novembre 2014

Banglar Brata, Abanindranath Tagore, Introduction et annotations by Dibyajyoti Majumodar, éditions Gangchil, Kolkata, Novembre 2014

 

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