Paintings Contribution to Sculpture — Santhal Family Initially, he started making sculptures which were innovative in subject matter and personal in style. His first magnum opus in this genre was the Santal Family done in
Summary Ramkinkar Baij was the earliest Indian artist to experiment with abstract sculptural forms. His oil on canvas paintings have a singular experimenting quality going beyond its time, unregimented by dogmas and with only one commitment - to be unstintingly creative.
Trained by two European sculptors, one Read More Ramkinkar Baij was the earliest Indian artist to experiment with abstract sculptural forms. Trained by two European sculptors, one of whom was a disciple of Bourdelle, who were on a visit to Santiniketan on an invitation by Tagore, his style was still uniquely his own.
Groomed by his mentors, Nandalal Bose and Tagore, the clay modeler turned artist. Later, he headed the Department of Sculpture at the Kala Bhavan.
He believed that it is only momentum that creates tension in a work of art. His work is characterized by a tremendous energy; his art is joyous, vital and reaching out to light. It is earthy and dynamic while showing a surging movement or growth.
His path-breaking work in sculpture has been both acknowledged and respected, first in Santiniketan, then across the country, and internationally as well.
His sand and pebble sculptures are noted for a typical, lyrical, metrical sensuality, which has an amazing oneness with nature. Indian sculpture, hitherto limited to academic naturalism, was transformed by this artist.
He integrated elements of Santhal tribal art and life into his own work and enhanced them by an understanding of Western expressionism that was gleaned from books at the library of the Kala Bhavan. Although primarily known for his expressionistic sculpture, he was a gifted painter.
This sense of rhythm that his sculpture is noted for is manifest brilliantly in his watercolors. The fluidity of this medium lent itself to his style. His works in the Kalighat tradition interconnected with Cubism to achieve a peculiarly personal idiom.
Both his sculpture and his paintings are unprompted and bold. His works are in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and in several private and public collections. Baij died on August 2,in Kolkata.Aug 02, · Ramkinkar Baij (or Ramkinkar)- is an incomplete personality study or documentary on sculptor Ramkinkar Baij created by legendary filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak.
He started creating the film in The film was almost complete but it still remained unfinished for the death of Ritwik Ghatak. Baij bust of Allauddin off display for 20 years May A bust of Ustad Allauddin Khan sculpted by the legendary Ramkinkar Baij disappeared from display at the seat of institutional culture in the country’s capital over 20 years ago without anyone being any the wiser.
Feb 08, · One of the most celebrated sculptors of the 20th century, Ramkinkar Baij was a fearless critic of the arts and made daring innovations that stormed the citadel of convention-ridden artists, quite.
Ramkinkar Baij came from a rural background to study art under Nandalal Bose at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. Ramkinkar was discovered to have an innate . Ramkinkar Baij (Bengali: রামকিঙ্কর বেইজ) (26 May – 2 August ) was an Indian sculptor and painter, one of the pioneers of modern Indian sculpture and a key figure of Contextual Modernism..
Early life and career.
Baij was born in an economically modest family in the Bankura district of the modern state of West Bengal in India. Ramkinkar Baij () was perhaps an artist who understood 'modernity' and its connections to art practice, undoubtedly more intuitively than in an informed or acquired manner, at least in his initial years, as a young artist in Santiniketan, Bengal.