Miniature Paintings in India

December 17, 2013

Company School of Paintings

Meaning & Origin of Company School of Paintings During the later part of the 18th century, the British East India Company had firmly established its political dominion in India.

December 17, 2013

Phad Paintings

Phad Paintings are a folk painting style from Rajasthan. Phad refers to a long piece of cloth, which contain the narratives of the folk deities of Rajasthan, such as

December 17, 2013

Marwar School of Paintings

The paintings developed in the royal families of Kishangarh, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Pali and Ghanerao are called Marwar School collectively. The important & relevant features of this school are

December 17, 2013

Mewar School of Painting

Udaipur, as we know it today, is the former principality of Mewar. In the ancient as well as medieval times, Mewar was known to be a great centre of

December 17, 2013

Rajasthani School of Painting

Though there been some example of Pre-Mughal paintings of this school, yet this school took a definite shape only by the turn of the 17th century. The Maru-Gurjar painting

December 17, 2013

Different Types of Rajput Paintings

Rajput painting is one of the brightest chapters in the history of Indian Miniature Painting. These paintings are known for their high quality and finer details. Some call them

December 17, 2013

Mysore Paintings versus Tanjore Paintings

Thanjore Paintings The patrons of this art were the Nayakas of Tanjore. This school, as mentioned above was an offshoot of the Vijayanagar School and is known for vibrant

December 17, 2013

Salient Features of Mysore Paintings

The two schools of miniature paintings of south India viz. the Mysore Paintings and Tanjore Paintings are offshoots of the earlier Vijayanagar School of Painting. The Vijaynagar School was

December 17, 2013

Deccani Schools of Paintings

The turbulent medieval times saw an exodus of artists to the South. These artists were patronized by the regal houses over there and gradually, three distinct schools of art

December 17, 2013

Mughal School of Paintings

Origin of Mughal School of Paintings is a landmark in history of Indian paintings. The school originated in the reign of Akbar. The origin of Mughal style is was

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