KASHINATH KOLEY (b.1954 at Arambagh, West Bengal, India) did his Master in Visual Arts from Rabindra Bharati University in 1987. He also did M.A. in Bengali Literature. He completed Short Course in Museum Studies from Indian Museum. He completed his .........More »
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Indian Landscape Art as a genre flourished in India because of the country's topography and monuments. India is blessed with some of the greatest monuments and natural beauty in abundance. It is not surprising, therefore, for artists to inspire and create some of the finest paintings of Indian landscape.
The perfect blending of color, texture, medium to depict sceneries like mountains, rivers, seas, valleys, trees and forest in paintings is Landscape art. Most of Indian Oil Painting includes sky in the view and weather is generally a factor in the composition. The word Landscape is derived from the Dutch word - landschap which means a sheaf or a patch of cultivated ground. The word landscape entered English language vocabulary around the late 17th century. Landscape paintings have been part of many cultures and landscape artists have enjoyed a place of pride in all over the world. For the cause of Internet revolution it becomes very easy to browse the right artworks from the right place.
The other forms in Indian Abstract Landscapes can be classified as Seascape Painting, moonscapes, riverscapes, cityscapes, mindscapes, abstract scapes etc. and painted in diverse media including oil, heavy color stroke paintings, knife oil paintings, water color, mixed media and pastel. It is a great idea to adorn your walls with the paintings of great landscape artists because their work have inherent quality of bringing the Nature within the home with Religious Art also.
Indian Decorative Art is a kind of art that does not depict objects in the natural world, but instead uses color and form in a non-representational way. In the very early 20th century, the term was more often used to describe art, such as Cubist and Futurist art, that depicts real forms in a simplified or rather reduced way keeping only an allusion to the original natural subject. Such paintings were often claimed to capture something of the depicted objects' immutable intrinsic qualities rather than its external appearance.