REVOLUTIONARY ART FROM THE INDIAN SUB CONTINENT. RABINDRANATH TAGORE(1861-1941) AND RASHEED ARAEEN (1935- PRESENT) TWO ARTISTS WHO REFLECTED DIFFERENT VIEWS OF ART BY LAURENCE HUMPHRIES

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Tagore and Araeen are artists born in the Indian Sub Continent. Tagore was born in India and helped lead the Independence movement during the 1920′ , he was greatly influenced by the Expressionist Art movement in Germany in the 1930’s and he met both Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky. They both represented Art in the from the Global South and represented Art that was not Eurocentric but represented art from other cultures primarily the Global South. Araeen born in Karachi in 1935 is very much a modern artist reflecting very much an Anti Imperialist and political approach to art. He has been very involved in Sculpture and responded in his own way to artists like David Smith , Anthony Caro and the American  minimalists who were part of the Modernist movement in the 1960’s in the USA.

  “Tagore started painting in 1928 when he was 67 and produced over…

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