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A famous oil on canvas from Bikash Bhattacharjee's 'Doll series'

Born in 1940, Bhattacharya's first solo exhibition was held in Kolkata in 1965. He made a mark with his Doll Series in 1980s.

Bikash Bhattacharjee mostly depicted what he saw around him but giving it a whole new dimension and existence. His rendition of an ordinary situation is passionate and intense, charged with emotions. Bikash not only enjoyed making portraits from ordinary life but also painted characters from theatre or films. Everyday happenings were noted down realistically through art. To him art has a purpose to reach out to people, and its main aim is to communicate. He did not believe in abstraction. He felt like a photojournalist, capturing images, at times focusing it, at times changing the frame, giving new angle and at times applying his own perspective. He mastered the technique of use light. The series called Durga epitomizes women in all their strength, beauty and completeness and possessed of the third eye. He believes this to be his tribute to female power.There is a touch of humanity in Bikash?s paintings.

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What are your views on the works of modern master Bikash Bhattacharjee

Sometimes it is important to look back specially if it is the near past. There is a long history of modernism in art, both in Europe and India. Modernism in Indian art began during the colonial rule…Continue

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Started by Aakriti Art Gallery Aug 30, 2009.

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Comment by muller jean francois on June 14, 2013 at 11:48pm

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Comment by Maho Ho-Shing on September 5, 2009 at 8:25am
I am very impressed with the accomplishment with the works of Bikash Bhattacharjee. What I am so impressed with the cultural relevance he managed to mantain over the years.

To see his migration in methodoligy of his work and the transformational soffistication taking the message, or reflecting the images of his culture.

Thanks for posting this as it gave me an opportunuty to see a little beyond the windows of my own limited world.

I would like to place a few pieces of my own work (if I can ever figure out how to do it) Please feel free to comment and send feed back. I will try to be as objective as I know I ought be.
Comment by Maho Ho-Shing on August 31, 2009 at 10:25pm
Very true.
It come out of anything on earth- (all things make music, all things make art)
Think and know, think and BE!

Very beautifully said.
Comment by yogendra kumar purohit on August 31, 2009 at 9:48pm
art is a activity of INNER SOUND thats all and it can come out from any medium of earth.. just think and know dear friend..
Comment by Maho Ho-Shing on August 31, 2009 at 8:59pm
I exist simply because I do.

The context of your understanding my existence is irrelevant, because if all you description should fail, and you theories perish,

I exist anyway. I am spirit.
Comment by Maho Ho-Shing on August 31, 2009 at 8:49pm
And who will give an ear when the sound is not pleasant and who will look when the sight is not gainly? But the artist must plod on by virtue of this task.

Who will lend a gentle hand to his survival, who will buy his wares? Will you stand by beloved, and see the voice of your own redemption perish. Or will you laugh at the calamity you perceive to be his only, not realizing your own existence is at stake.

I am he who stands before the great divide, arms outwardly stretched, encompassing the spirit of all things. I am the eyes of heaven, I am the soul in your own heart. I come through you but not from you.

I stand with a thousand generations, as if but yesterday. I am the he who walks with you in the hour of your great darkness. I am he who stands with you in the second of you triumph. Rejoice today, I am yet alive this day.
Comment by Maho Ho-Shing on August 31, 2009 at 8:30pm
What is a master piece? For today's trash is tomorrow's treasures. It wasn't long ago artists were peddling their paintings for a small bag of food. Paintings that were consigned to the dump are now being celebrated as great works of are, valued at millions.

For the ways of man are astounding childish. He has constantly tried to place himself at the center of attention. His tools are quite fundamental: Value, Image, perception, these are constantly flowing out of his nature; power, greed, purpose, fear.

The artist as an agent of the spirit must constantly strive to live beyond these distractions. Distractions which are destined to derail him from his wholesome purpose, which is be a vehicle of change to the visible world.
Comment by Maho Ho-Shing on August 31, 2009 at 8:14pm
Beautifully put!
The question is then, can the individual determine the point at which they become enlighten, in so doing have a say in the quality of art produced, or are humans subjected totally to the process of enlightment?

It is my belief our scientific langauge used to define the process of awaken has become very limited. In most cases is responsible for the blockage of our spiritual evolution, as it constantanly seeks to frame observations of the truth within the framework of its own limitations.

The enlighten incarnate must be equiped not only to illuminate the path, but must do so with a magnitude of light that has never been experienced on this planet. I am in awe just to imagine what form and magnitude this will take.

For me this spiritual search is moreso art than aesthetic imperatives, as a matter of fact the source of art. As we grapple with the issues of beauty, form, and meaning from an artistic perspective. The unbiased observer will see a larger meaning.

Who qualifies as an unbiased observer vs. aesthetic pundit is irrelivant at this point. The virtues of this soul journey with all its twists and turns is itself validation in itself, because in the end it is all about the light.
Comment by Dr. Krishna Kumari Challa on August 31, 2009 at 11:07am
An artist creates art when his mind which reflects the workings of the neural networks, chemical & hormonal systems in the brain combines with the soul to reach a state of enlightenment.Turmoil precedes this state. So adversities are the machines that create these gems because without confusion & turmoil, minds cannot reach enlightenment. Only an enlightened person can create master pieces. Others create simple decorative pieces. There is a lot of difference between these two types of art.
Comment by Maho Ho-Shing on August 31, 2009 at 12:22am
I was never aware of the number artist and similarity of approach to art in the western tradition, if there is such a thing. Bikash Bhattacharjee's work is no exception to those of modern masters which I am aware of.

I am thankful to stumble upon this site, albeit quite by accident, which is turning out to be quite and education for me. As we evolve as a species we are discovering how close we are in every way though separated by thousands of miles and different cultures.

For me the story of Art is a story of the human experience, it is the language of the spirit. This includes all forms of art, whether it be drawing, dance, or music. The reason why art is so universal is simply because it is the silver lining that runs in the veins and spirit of all humanity. Our definitions may change depending on the epoch and the culture, but the message has and will always remain the same.

There is a message being transmitted in art, which is relevant upon the instantaneous point of reference, and when examined over a more significant period of time. That message is conjoined to that of a mirror. In the days of old the artist was in fact the shaman, the witch doctor, sear, if you will. Now artists are regulated to individuals who produce beautiful ornaments, with very little utility, except the aesthetics. "Practical thinking" based on the social norms almost demands a disrespectful attitude towards the artist. He is deemed a dreamer with no real contribution to society.

We are coming upon an epoch, once again where the descerning eyes will see a larger truth in the progeneration of works coming from artist. This will speak volumes about the condition of our collective experience and speak to the state of our larger evolution as a species.

The artist is indeed the spiritual eyes of man. He was the aspect of man that brought the unseen world into the visible world. He currently passes under many titles, the dreamer, the creator, inventor, architect, visionary or simply the artist. In essence the names are all the same, just different ways of man understanding what he is dealing with, and as customary applying social tags to help him (man) feel safe.

Man is in essence a spiritual being, wrestling with his physical condition. The transitory state of his understanding is the real issue, not his true reality. The true reality when understood will be self evident. So until then we must discuss, and grapple with the nuances of art, simple because we need to occupy or challenge our rational awareness during the process of evolution. It would only be a tragedy if we continuously fail to see the big picture on this planetary journey and fail to discover our individual place at any point in time within the scheme of things.
 

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