Art, in itself, has the power to engage souls and display emotions, that can’t be said or read. When we speak of art, one country that is blessed with brilliant artists and art forms is India. From the ancient times, art sculptures, art carving, paintings, etc. have been an innate part of the Indian culture.
There are various art galleries in India that till date preserve the old age creations and as well displays some of the masterpieces created by the world-renowned artists. These art galleries not only hold the India culture strongly but also provide the upcoming artists with a platform to showcase their talent and to promote the importance of art in India.
If you too are a lover of art, these below mentioned are some of the most significant art galleries in India that you must definitely check off your list.
1. Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata :
This art gallery is one of the most significant art galleries in India that was established in the year 1933. What makes this art gallery so significant is that the gallery displays various paintings painted by eminent Indian and foreign artists. Some of the famous paintings here include – ‘Girl with a pitcher’ and ‘A Winter’s Evening’ by Rabindra Nath Tagore. Work of other famous artists like Jamini Roy, M.F. Hussain, Nandalal Bose, etc. have also been showcased here.
2. The Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh :
Apart from painting, one can also find various sculptures displayed as this prominent museum located in Chandigarh that was started for the public in the year 1968. This museum features various sections for sculpture, architecture, and art painting. Some of the best sections in this museum consist of Indian miniature paintings, portraits, contemporary paintings, etc. It also holds paintings by some of the most illustrious artists like Rabindra Nath Tagore, Nandala Bose, Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindra Nath Tagore, etc.
3. Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai :
This art gallery situated in Mumbai was established in the year 1952 and is owned by a private organization. The art gallery holds almost all of the famous Indian artists and artists from India and abroad line up to have their work exhibited at this gallery. From Jamini Roy to Arpita Singh, there is no famous Indian artist whose art hasn’t been displayed at this gallery. A must visit for the art lovers to witness some of the finest creations in the world of art.
4. National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore :
Inaugurated in the year 2009, the National Gallery of Modern Art is one of the newest art galleries in India. As of now, the art gallery holds more than 500 paintings that belong to both traditional and modern genres. Some of the paintings displayed in this art gallery are the work of honourable artists that include Raja Ravi Varma, Jamini Roy, etc. The painting in this gallery is sorted and displayed according to the time periods, the artists, and the school of art.