ARTIST

 

K.G. Subramanyan

Painter, sculptor, muralist, was born in a village in north Kerala in 1924. He studied at Kala Bhavan till 1948. A theoretician and art historian, Subramanyan has written extensively on Indian art. He has also written some delightful fables for children and illustrated them. A man of multifaceted talents, Subramanyan demolished banners between artist and artisan. He experimented with weaving and toy-making. He also revisited several mediums earlier used in Indian art. For example, the terracotta mural and glass painting found a new lease of life with his experiments. The artist gave the human figure a new dimension. Drawing upon the rich resources of myth, memory and tradition, Subramanyan tempers romanticism with wit and eroticism. As an artist he is extraordinarily versatile, cherishing the facility to work in diverse media, sizes, and techniques over a stylistic conformity to a single medium, genre, size, technique, and manner of visualization.

He has been honored by myriad institutions, including The Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India 2012, Kalidas Samman in 198 1, the Padma Shree in 1975, a D. Litt. (from the Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta in 1992 and became a Fellow of Kerala Lalit Kala Akademi in 1993.

Works by K.G. Subramanyan

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