Sunday, May 20, 2012

Quiz of the Day - Bloody Sunday - 20 May 2012

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From now on, the quizzes on Sundays will be published under Bloody Sunday tag. And, for the first question under this, I turn to the very happening Sujay Ghosh & Vidya Balan. Its again a visual question for the daily quiz.
The image on the right side was the very first poster released for the movie Kahaani starring Vidya Balan. The picture shows a seven months pregnant Vidya as the Goddess Durga and was inspired by a painting by a famous Indian from the early twentieth century.
All you have to do is identify the painter (and if possible, the painting too) who had created the original.
Please send in your answers to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com.
The answer, along with the names of persons with the right answer, will be published tomorrow.
Answer: Unfortunately, nobody has come up with the right answer.
Gaganendranath was one of the painters who had established the Bengal School
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This particular poster was inspired by the painting Pratima Visharjan by Gaganendranath Tagore, who was one of the painters behind the style commonly known as The Bengal School of Art. It was painted in the year 1915 and captures the hues and ambience of Kolkata during Vijaya Dashami, which is more commonly known as Dussera and is the last day of the festivities associated with Durga Puja, the most important festival in Kolkata. On this day, the idols of Devi Durga are immersed in to the river with the common belief being that the Goddess, along with her family, goes back to her home after spending four days and nights at her parents' place.

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