Skip to main content


c. 1934-1940
Rabindranath Tagore, Indian (eastern India, Calcutta), 1861 - 1941
In a late essay on creativity, Tagore followed earlier Indian philosophers in equating the simultaneous joy, pain, bondage, and freedom of the creative moment with a lightning flash rupturing a stormy sky....

Object Details

We are always learning more about our collection and updating the website. Want to share your knowledge about this work with us? Contact us here.

Please note that this particular artwork might not be on view when you visit. Don’t worry—we have plenty of exhibitions for you to explore.