Jamai Sasthi

Academy of Fine Arts

Academy of Fine Arts

The Academy of Fine Arts in Cathedral Road was inaugurated in 1933, to develop a modern educational institution of the arts that could satisfy the new requirements of the applied arts. It has a room where they are exposed sketches and paintings of the poet Tagore. It has an auditorium where they are organized plays and ballets. Academy of Fine Arts is a type of institution of higher learning, dedicated to the art visual and applied art. The academies may grant academic degrees for the first level equivalent to graduation and second level equivalent to Masters, while they are being depleted the old order of four-year degrees to the already treated for the purposes of public competitions and teaching.

The historical importance of this cultural institution is underlined by the dating ancient and important people who over the centuries have been involved. At that time dates the opening of arts education and public access, with the materials of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Grotesque soon changed Ornate, today we would call furniture and decoration and etching and the creation of collection instruments and works of art, ancient and modern to study and copy, which is now largely part of the Museum of the Academy, from which it takes its name. 

The campus includes laboratories for computer graphics, video editing, 2D and 3D modeling, sound design, as well as tailors, engraving, modeling, painting and lighting. For the processing of plastics, jewelry, iron and wood is available to students. The campus also includes an exhibition space that hosts exhibitions of artists. 

The main facade, decorated with busts of personalities linked to the academy, has a large entrance. The interior is made ​​up of several rooms on two floors which are accessed via a monumental staircase. On the first floor are allocated to the classrooms, theater and educational direction, while the gallery is located upstairs.

A space that is to be understood as open laboratory, therefore, which requires collective dialogue; growth around the theme of art. Assumption that this will leverage on a set of educational seminars for several voices, in which research and practical experience, the drawing and engraving, will be intertwined with the historical critical analysis and reflection.

To these must be added the experimental course of the five-year diploma in conservation and restoration of works of modern and contemporary art.