The event comprising 21 reputed artists from US, Denmark, Kenya, Tunisia, Germany, Fiji, Sweden, Egypt, Lithuania, Malaysia, Italy and India, said Union Culture Secretary Jawhar Sircar while inaugurating the event.
"One of the least known sides of Tagore is that he chose to take painting seriously after 1924 when he visited Argentina which ignited this side of his genius," Sircar said.
He said what set his paintings apart from other forms of expressions is that one can express his or her feelings in one or two or even three languages.
The week-long event, which began with an exhibition of works by the artists taking part in the workshop, would also conduct events like live presentation and interactive session for the youth.
Some of the artists taking part in the event are Anne Louise (Denmark), Mohamed Ibrahim (Egypt), Marisa Caichiolo (USA), Mary Ogembo (Kenya), Babita Das and Tinku Das (India).