The Alchemist
Jamini Roy

The Alchemist

Discover MAP Artists
Age: 10+

“Peace is not good for an artist. How can that happen? The mind strives and burns all the time in the creative activity of art.” – Jamini Roy

An average Bengali household in any part of the world is likely to have three things in common – a portrait of the Vaishnava saint Ramakrishna, one of his disciple Vivekananda and a painting by Jamini Roy.

Use this resource to learn about one of India’s most well known modern artists, the manner in which he reinvented artistic folk styles and more!  

This Discover MAP pack includes: 

  •  A guide to the life, times and practice of Jamini Roy 
  • MAP DIY Guide – learn to make your own colours with items handy at home 
  • MAP Colouring Sheets – get creative with some Jamini creations
  • MAP Stories with Art – power up your imaginations and build Jamini-inspired worlds

[ZIP file with 4 PDFs]

The Dotted Line
Discover MAP Artists
Age: 10+

The Dotted Line

Learn about a pioneering artist and the Bhil painting tradition she made famous.

In Focus
Discover MAP Themes
Age: 10+

In Focus

Learn about studio portraiture – from the beginnings of photography to contemporary times.

Dreamscapes
Discover MAP Artists
Age: 10+

Dreamscapes

Exploring the works of one of India’s finest contemporary female artists.