Diversity of Modern Art in Indian History
Diversity of Modern Art in Indian History

Modern art is often confused with abstract forms of art. There is alot of  more to this art. Within India, the modern art moment often added pride to Western influences. Until then it was deeply rooted in Indian art traditions and the old tradition of elaborate painting. Modernization basically mixes traditional influences with modern influences.

 Tracing the history of Modern Art:

The modern art period is known to have begun after the 19th century. Before that, artists were appointed by religious institutions such as the Church or the rich.These artists were explained what to do with the work and, more often than not, elaborate murals that were scenes of mythology brought discipline or were a collection of instructions to the people.

This art form has no personal connection with the artist or the period in which it was created. However, in the 19th century, things began to change. Artists began to experiment with people, places and ideas that people were interested in or had direct experience with.

Dreams and symbols were used extensively, and it was increasingly separated from the idea that art should be portrayed as real life. They began to experiment with pure colors, new patterns and techniques, as well as different media and non-traditional materials.

Modern Art and India:

The Evolution of Modern Art Paintings in India The old traditions in Calcutta are said to have died out in the late 19th century, and English established new art schools. They were at the forefront of those who challenged the notion of modernity from both the historical approach and the international. After independence, many Indian art schools were approaching modern techniques. Early characters of modern art were influenced by traditions such as painting on eels using Western techniques and oil paints. However, when the independence movement began it excluded all Western inputs. Due to the market potential provided by the merchants of the East India Company for Indigenous Art, the demand for paper and watercolor paintings reflecting everyday life, rituals and festivals and regal lifestyles increased significantly. This style was basically a hybrid, which was called the ‘Company or Patna’ style.

Leading artists began to gain international recognition. They have established themselves in international markets through their brief artwork. Artists deviate from existing norms by changing their environment into their subject, which implies the progressive nature of their ideas. It is a time of change and transformation in India. In the midst of all the chaos, modern Indian artists were making history with their works as the newly independent nation sought to find its land.

 This is only possible through the interest of artists in listening and understanding. Every painting, every sculpture, every work of art tells a story, which was the foundation of modern Indian art. The artwork stimulates the viewer to think and understand rather than simply a sub-position. Modern Indians, from the abstract to the surrealist to the Cupist to the metaphor, enrich the viewer’s view with new ideas and feelings.

 Indian art constantly echoes the sense and emotion derived from vision and ecstasy are the most powerful human motives in creating art.

This vision and ecstasy is used by artists in rural and urban India to preserve cultural traditions through love stories, popular ballads, epics and folk tales that are instrumental in spreading religious and philosophical thought along with social traditions and ethics..

 Due to their close contact with the masses, the works of Indian artists are inspired by a warmth and exotic simplicity that is inferior to any grace or technical skill.With the courtly tradition of painting, the pinnacle of folk art has become the finest symbol of Indian art performed by Indian artists.


 What is new is actually , old renaissance that flourished with the inspiration of ancient ideas. Take any Indian painting online and you will find that abstract is a great feature in today’s beautiful paintings. In addition, prehistoric styles are exaggerated and not mentioned in every genre.The relationship between two forms of two different periods is actually very energetic. Moreover, evolution still continues. Objectives may have changed. But the desire to create masterpieces remains.


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