Rabindra Chitravali

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Rabindra Chitravali
Author R. Siva Kumar
Country India
Language English
Subject Rabindranath Tagore's Paintings and Philosophy of Art
Genre Art
Publisher Pratikshan
Publication date
Pages 1600+
ISBN 978-81-89323-30-1

Rabindra Chitravali is a four-volume set of books by art historian R. Siva Kumar that contains paintings of Rabindranth Tagore. These include about 1700 paintings in the Rabindra Bhavana and Kala Bhavana collections of Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; and more than 300 paintings in the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art and the collections at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata; National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Bangalore; and Indian Museum, Kolkata.[1][2]


R. Siva Kumar said that reproducing the works in print was important in making them accessible to the public, as "The ink used in the originals is not very durable. The paintings can’t be left in the open for long".[2]

In a review for the Royal Asiatic Society, Cambridge Journals, W. Andrew Robinson called the reproductions of "unparalleled quality" and said the four volumes cover almost all of Tagore's existing work, though some works are missing.[3]

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  1. ^ "Pratikshan :: Rabindra Chitravali". Pratikshanbooks.com. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Tagore paintings glow on his 150th birth anniversary". Hindustan Times. 2010-05-10. Retrieved 2013-08-12. 
  3. ^ Review of Book by Andrew Robinson, Royal Asiatic Society