Sunday, January 15, 2012

Gurudev

     'Gurudev' or 'Teacher' as he was popularly known, Rabindra Nath Tagore was the first non European Nobel laureate for literature. His mesmeric personality, flowing hair and other worldly dress earned him a prophet-like reputation in the west. His poetry was considered spiritual and mercurial. However it is still hardly known outside Bengal. He is probably the only individual to have composed the national anthems for two countries.... India and Bangladesh ! This year is his 150th birth anniversary and next year will be the centenary of his winning the Nobel prize. My tribute to this great man.... 

15 comments:

  1. Incredible painting Asit!! I had the opportunity to learn of him through this Toronto Star article last year. His intense eyes bear a striking resemblance to a late family friend.
    Stay inspired!

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  2. A beautiful tribute...very lovely watercolor!

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  3. It is a wow! Very poetic and serene creation.

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  4. Beautifully painted tribute.

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  5. Beautiful portrait, wonderful tribute to Tagore. Ciao Asit!

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  6. I like your tribute, Asit. The eyes are quite mesmerizing. The portrait is well done, and quite different from your usual subject.

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  7. very well done tribute -- you have captured the intensity in the eyes and free flowing strokes capture his poetic personality !

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  8. It is a good contribute, an expressive face and two magnetic eyes.
    Thank you for the information and for the image.
    Ciao, ciao, Floriana

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  9. wonderful asit, the portrait with lot of
    informations, thanks for sharing.

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  10. What a wonderful tribute and painting! I love this piece, Asit!!!

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  11. Very well done and interesting bio on someone who touched many lives. I'm sure he would be honored!!

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  12. I've miss this portrait, very well done and an excellent tribute.

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