Who was the painter of the famous painting called – ‘Bharat mata’ ?

(1) Gaganendranath Tagore
(2) Abanindranath Tagore
(3) Nandalal Bose
(4) Jamini Roy

Correct Answer : (2) The famous epic painting, Bharat Mata was painted by celebrated Indian painter, Abanindranath Tagore in 1905.

Explanation :

The famous epic painting, Bharat Mata was painted by celebrated Indian painter, Abanindranath Tagore in 1905.

The work depicts a saffron-clad woman, dressed like a sadhvi, holding a book, sheaves of paddy, a piece of white cloth, and a rudraksha garland (mala) in her four hands.

The painting is also considered significant because of its historical value and since it had helped in conceptualizing the idea of Bharat Mata (Mother India).

Abanindranath Tagore was the first major exponent of Swadeshi values in Indian art and thus established the influential art school in Bengal which led to the development of modern Indian painting.

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