Q. Consider the following statement regarding Abanindranath Tagore:
1. He was associated with Indian Society of Oriental Art
2. His work was majorly inspired from Western models of Art
3. He was the creator of the iconic “Bharat Mata” painting
Which of the following is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C

Statement 1 is correct: He laid the foundation of ‘Indian Society of Oriental Art’ and later went on to establish the Bengal school of art. 

Statement 2 is incorrect: He was the first major supporter of Swadeshi values in Indian art. To counter the western influence of art, he modernized Mughal & Rajput styles to give rise to modern Indian painting. 

Statement 3 is correct: His other famous paintings include The Passing of Shah Jahan (1900), My Mother (1912–13), Fairyland illustration (1913), and Journey’s End (circa 1913). 

Source: TheHindu