ISBN 9781890206178,Kalighat Painting : Images from a Changing World

Kalighat Painting : Images from a Changing World



Publication Year 1999

ISBN 9781890206178

ISBN-10 1890206172

Hard Back

Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)

The Arts

Kalighat painting emerged from the changing world of nineteenth century Calcutta, with old and new images seemingly layered one upon another on a transparent plane. Traditionally inherited techniques, iconography and artistic practices co-mingled with revivalistic Mughal court culture, Sanskrit drama, the proscenium stage, and swiftly churned out and circulated images from photo-studios and lithographic presses in the fast-growing urban centre, translating folk art forms into popular genres.