Reflections of Violence and International Policy in Modern Abstract Painting of Nepal: an Unsolved Question


  • Andrea de la Rubia Universidad Complutense de Madrid Grupo de Investigación I+D TRAMA


Since the new libertarian and democratic ideologies typical of the West arrived in Nepal through India, the Nepalese society experienced a series of changes that were unavoidably reflected in a new artistic wave.  The Nepalese painters adopted the Western styles -particularly realism and, from the fifties, abstraction- as innovative mediums to represent the environment of violence, in a century characterized by the revolution, subversion and general discomfort in the country


Nepali Art, Democracy, Abstraction, Globalization, Hybrid, Censorship, Modernism


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