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Culture And Art – Static GK for CLAT 2021

There are two types of art which are necessary for the scope of CLAT preparation.

The first is fine arts and the second is performing arts.

Fine arts encompass drawing, painting, sculpting as well as crafts.

Performing arts would primarily include dance, music and theatre.

It is important that you familiarize yourself important Indian figures in each of these fields.

 

 

Arts

Art

Here is a list of famous painters and their paintings:

  1. Abanindranath Tagore-Bharat Mata
  2. Amrita Shergill-Siesta
  3. Atul Dodiya-The Kitchen
  4. Bikash Bhattacharjee-King with Flute
  5. Gaganendranath Tagore-Adbhut Lok: realm of the absurd.
  6. Jamini Roy-Queen on Tiger
  7. Kalipada Ghosal-Persian Night
  8. F.Hussain-Maiden’s Flight
  9. Manishi Dey-Bengal Women
  10. Nandalal Bose-Dandi March
  11. Raja Ravi Varma-Galaxy of Musicians
  12. Satish Gujral-Raising of Lazarus
  13. Shoba Singh-Sohni Mahiwal
  14. Silpi-Thennattu Selvangal(Treasures of South India)
  15. Sunil Das-Woman

Dance

Note the names of dancers and the dance forms they specialize in.

  1. Deepti Omcherry Bhalla-Mohiniyattam
  2. Kalamandandalam Kalyanikutty Amma-Mohiniyattam
  3. Kumidini Lakhia-Kathak
  4. Leela Samson-Bharatnatyam
  5. Malavika Sarukkai-Bharatnatyam
  6. Mallika Sarabhai- Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam
  7. Medha Yodh-Bharatnatyam
  8. Mrinalini Sarabhai-Bharatnatyam, Kathakali
  9. Pandit Birju Maharaj-Kathak
  10. Rajashree Warrier-Bharatnatyam
  11. Rukmini Devi Arundale-Bharatnatyam
  12. Shovana Naryan-Kathak
  13. Sonal Mansingh-Bharatnatyam,Kuchipudi, Chhau
  14. Uday Shankar-Ballet
  15. Yamini Krishnamurthy-Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam

Music

Keep in mind the musical talents of India.

Instrumentalists
  1. Ayan Ali Bangash-Sarod
  2. L.Subramaniam-Violin
  3. Hariprasad Chaurasia-Flute
  4. G.Ramakrishnan-Mridangam
  5. Kadri Gopalnath-Saxophone
  6. Muralikrishnan-Veena
  7. Pandit R K Bijapure Maha Meru-Harmonium
  8. Pandit Ravi Shankar-Sitar
  9. Ram Narayan-Sarnagi
  10. Ustad Allarakha-Tabla
  11. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan-Sarod
  12. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan-Sarod
  13. Ustad Bismillah Khan Sahib-Shehnai
  14. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt-Mohan Veena
  15. Zakir Hussain-Tabla
Vocalists
  1. Allaudin Khan-Hindustani classical music
  2. Bhimsen Joshi-Hindustani classical music
  3. M.Balamurakrishna-Carnatic music
  4. T.V.Golapakrishnan-Carnatic music
  5. Gangubai Hangal-Hindustani classical music
  6. Kishori Amonkar-Hindustani classical music
  7. S.Subbulakshmi-Carnatic music
  8. Madurai T.N.Seshagopalan-Carnatic music
  9. Nityashree Mahadevan-Carnatic music
  10. Pandit Kumar Ghandarva-Hindustani classical music
  11. Pandit Jasraj-Hindustani classical music
  12. K.Srikantan-Carnatic music
  13. Sudha Raghunathan-Carnatic music
  14. V.Sankaranarayanan-Carnatic music
  15. Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan-Hindustani classical music

Theatre

Here are some of the names that dominate the Indian stage.

  1. Alyque Padamsee
  2. Aparna Mehta
  3. Badal Sarkar
  4. Cyrus Dastur
  5. Girish Kannad
  6. V.Akshara
  7. Mallika Shah
  8. Safdar Hashmi
  9. Satyadev Dubey
  10. Shambhu Mitra
  11. Shankar Nag
  12. Sharad Joshi
  13. Utpal Dutta
  14. Vijay Tendulkar
  15. Zohra Sehgal

Practice Sheet of Questions

Try and find out the answers to these questions.

  • What is Parveen Sultana known for?
  1. Theatre personality
  2. Hindustani vocalist
  3. Tabla player
  4. Painter
  • Which dance form is Uma Sharma famously known for?
  1. Odissi
  2. Chhau
  3. Kathak
  4. Kuchipudi
  • Which of these states is famous for the dance form Yakshagana?
  1. Nagaland
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Karnataka
  • Which instrument does Bhajan Sopori play?
  1. Tabla
  2. Harmonium
  3. Sarod
  4. Santoor
  • Who painted Vatayu Vadham?
  1. Raja Ravi Verma
  2. Amrita Shergill
  3. Jagannath Panda
  4. Ram Kumar
  • Which of these instruments did Abdul Aziz Khan play?
  1. Vichitra Veena
  2. Mohan Veena
  3. Shehnai
  4. Violin
  • Which of these is not a work by Jamini Roy?
  1. Warrior King
  2. Makara
  3. The Star That Beckons
  4. Mother and the Child
  • Which of these dance forms is Madavoor Vasudevan Nair known for?
  1. Kathak
  2. Kathakali
  3. Bharatnatyam
  4. Ottum Thulal
  • Which of these instruments does Ustad Sadiq Ali Khan famously play?
  1. Rudra Veena
  2. Mridangam
  3. Sarod
  4. Mohan Veena
  • Which of these stars is a familiar face in the theatre circuit?
  1. Shabana Azmi
  2. Farhan Akhtar
  3. Sonam Kapoor
  4. Vyjayanthimala

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