Satyajit Ray – The Inner Eye (1972)

The Inner Eye is the second of Satyajit Ray’s four great documentaries and tells you about the life and art of Binode Behari Mukherjee (1904-1980). Mukherjee was one of the most admired renaissance painters of Bengal. Trained by the great Nandalal Bose during his early years in Santiniketan (Rabindranath Tagore’s university for the liberal arts), Benode Behari painted profusely.

Yet Binode Behari Mukherjee was blind in one eye from birth and had impaired vision in the other, until at the age of 53, (1957), he became completely blind. He continued teaching and painting for 23 years thereafter. He is remembered most of all for his great murals, at least one of which was created after he became completely blind. Hence the title of the film ‘The Inner Eye’.This film was made 8 years before his death.

350MB | 21m 14s | 576×432 | avi


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