Although as a young student he had briefly learnt drawing under Harinarayan Bose, he started painting rather late, at the age of thirty-nine, mainly as a leisure activity.
A period when in art as in politics and the socio-economic sphere, there were efforts to discover a national identity.
In this period, Shantiniketan became the centre of the so-called revivalist style (or the Bengal School) under the leadership of Abanindranath and Nandalal Bose.
But it was Gaganendranath who, for the first time, made serious attempts to come to terms with modern European art while simultaneously striving for a personal style.
He depended on his visual perceptions, and not on any narrative or allegorical content. His images are neither abstract nor archaic, but are intensely real, quivering with vitality.
He used form as a vehicle for communicating his emotions. He was also influenced by the Japanese painter, Kakuzo Okakura, as is reflected in his early work (regional landscapes and Himalayan studies).
Later he attempted to refine his work by experimenting with backgrounds in gold for his black and white sketches, somewhat after Ogata Korin (e.g. The Elephant Procession). These experiments, however, were not of much consequence, artistically.
The spectral patterns of geometrical formulations possess a quaint, ethereal iridescence in intersecting, overlapping planes, in the original patterns of light and shadows resulting from window and door openings, and other architectural features.
He was essentially a nonconformist. Despite his family’s close association with the revivalist movement, he kept out of it.
He remained a free painter, with no fetish of any kind, oriental or occidental. To understand his art one has to recognise the uniqueness of his personality.
For, his art was intensely subjective, guided by deliberate intellection and surcharged with a strong emotional impulse.
According to Nirode Chowdhury, Gaganendranath’s inspiration was psychological rather than artistic. He was more concerned with the emotional and ideological significance of things than the attributes of form and structure.
They consciously broke away from School—bound traditions and conventions worked out individual styles and gave a new direction to the art movement in India.
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