Original Paintings Of India Some of the traditional style
Each region of India can be associated with a particular form of art, ranging from Mithila painting in the north to Tanjore painting in the south and Pattachitra in the east to Warli in the west. So let’s have a look at some of the traditional original paintings style of India
The tradition of painting has been going on in the Indian subcontinent since ancient times. Man started drawing cave in the Stone Age itself. We can confirm this fact with excellent murals of Ajanta and Ellora, Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts, Mughal and Kangra miniature Indian paintings etc. These traditional Indian paintings depict people’s love for nature and its power provided with the nature
Mural Painting: –
Mural paintings of India belong to prehistoric times. The best examples of these paintings include murals of Ajanta, Ellora, Bagh etc.
Kohbar made by artist Padma Shri Sita Devi.-Source image wikipedia
Madhubani painting originated in a small village called Maithili in the state of Bihar, India. These paintings were first painted by the village women on the walls of their homes as a depiction of their thoughts, hopes and dreams. Over time, these paintings became part of special events such as celebrations and weddings.
Miniature paintings are beautiful handmade paintings, which are quite colorful but small in size. The highlight of these paintings is the intricate and delicate brushwork, which gives a distinct identity to these paintings. The earliest miniature paintings in India were found on palm leaves.
These pieces were usually painted for Jain and Buddhist merchants who transported them during their travels across the Indian sub-continent between the 10th and 12th centuries. These early miniatures were later followed by various schools of Rajasthani, Mughal, Pahari and Deccan miniature arts.
Mughal paintings reflect a distinct combination of Indian, Persian and Islamic styles. These paintings were developed during the rule of the Mughal emperors in India between the 16th century and the 19th century. Humayun, ranked second among the Mughal rulers, is considered the first documented patron of Mughal painting. Dastan-e-Amir-Hamza was created under his guidence and this work saw the first influence of Persian art. Thus, Persian, Central Asian and Indian elements merged together and from this synthesis a new style ‘Mughal style’ was born.
Mysore painting is a symbol of beauty emanating from classical South Indian painting in the Mysore city of Karnataka. At the time of its origin, Mysore was under the rule of Wodeyar and under his patronage this painting reached its zenith.
This is an ancient tradition of painting in modified form in Kashmir and in the adjacent hilly regions of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. Many ancient photographs have been made public in these areas during the last two to three generations.
The earliest known hill paintings are from the time of King Kripal Pal of Basholi (1678–1693). These mostly include portraits of the princes of the region and Hindu religious books, such as Geeta Govind and Bhagwati Purana. Most of these paintings are based on Shri Krishna.
Rajput painting originated in the royal states of Rajasthan in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The Mughals ruled almost all the princely states of Rajasthan
at that time and because of this, most of the schools of Rajput painting in India have a strong influence of Mughal painting.
Tanjore painting: – Tanjore painting is one of the most popular forms of classical
South Indian painting. It is the original art style of the city of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The dense composition, surface richness and vibrant colors of Indian Thanjavur painting make them different from other types of paintings.
Malwa, Deccan and Jaunpur painting:
A new trend in manuscript depiction began during the reign of Nasir Shah (1500–1510) from a manuscript of ‘Nimtanama’ depicted in Mandu. Another style of painting known as Lodi Khuladar extended from Delhi to Jaunpur.
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