The art of peace:
Paintings by the poet Tagore
14 September – 12 November 2006
Supported by the Mayor of London
The Asahi Shimbun Displays
Objects in focus
Part of the Voices of Bengal season
Paintings form the focus of this introduction to the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941). The first Asian writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore is best known today as a writer, poet and composer, especially in the Indian subcontinent. It is less well known that he was also a painter of considerable individuality. The paintings in this display are from the collections of the British Museum and have never previously been shown.
Untitled, painting by Rabindranath Tagore, late 1920s.