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Rabindranath Tagore: Tagore - the artist

This guide provides an overview of researching the life and works of Rabindranath Tagore.


At sixty, Tagore took up drawing and painting. Some of Tagore's poems and songs corresponded in a synesthetic sense with his paintings. He also wrote extensively about his aesthetic ideals that transcended the realms of both poetry and imagery. The UIUC Library contains folios of prints of some of his illustrations that have been published by the Visva Bharati and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

Folios of Tagore's paintings

Books on Tagore's Paintings

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This LibGuide has been designed and created by Sonal Mithal Modi, Graduate hourly, International and Area Studies Library.