Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Reflections of Violence and International Policy in Modern Abstract Painting of Nepal: an Unsolved Question

Andrea de la Rubia

Abstract


Since the new libertarian and democratic ideologies typical of the West arrived in Nepal through India, the Nepalese society experienced a series of changes that were unavoidably reflected in a new artistic wave.  The Nepalese painters adopted the Western styles -particularly realism and, from the fifties, abstraction- as innovative mediums to represent the environment of violence, in a century characterized by the revolution, subversion and general discomfort in the country

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