One of the finest artists to emerge from India, Bikash Bhattacharjee was credited with reviving realism through his masterful works in oil and capturing the aspirations, fears and dualities of the inhabitants of Bengal in his art. As a tribute to his art practice spanning 50 years, a new virtual art exhibition — Beauty and Bengal — showcases his works from 1950-2000; Mela (Source: PR Handout)

According to a press statement from Astra Guru, the exhibits include paintings from some of his groundbreaking series such as ‘She,’ ‘Doll,’ and ‘Durga’ amongst others; Untitled artwork (Source: PR Handout)

An artwork titled ‘Death Of A Hero’ (Source: PR Handout)

Artwork from his Doll Series (Source: PR Handout)

The ongoing exhibition traces his journey in terms of the medium used, subject matter, and inspiration. (Source: PR Handout)

Bhattacharjee was born in West Bengal’s Kolkata in 1840. He died on December 18, 2006; Doll. (Source: PR Handout)

His works were known to reflect the social and cultural milieu of the times; Artwork titled ‘And Drink’. (Source: PR Handout)

Darpamoyee (Source: PR Handout)

The works of the seminal artist can be viewed on Arts Trust Website. https://www.theartstrust.com/ ; Artwork titled Durga In The Morning (Source: PR Handout)

An untitled work by Bikash Bhattacharjee (Source: PR Handout)

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