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 .
Tapan Mohan Chatterji, 1948, English
Prativa Bala Bardhan, 1962, Bengali and English
Eva Maria Gupta, 1983, German
Abanindranath Tagore, new edition 2014, Bengali