Mughal style of paintings presents beautiful synthesis of indigenous Indian style of painting and the Safavid school of Persian painting. Examine the key features of this school of paintings.

Origin of Mughal School is a landmark in history of Indian paintings. The school originated in thereign of Akbar. The origin of Mughal style is was a result of synthesis of indigenous Indian style ofpainting and the Safavid school of Persian painting. Mughal paintings were a unique blend of Indian,Persian and Islamic styles. The major features of Mughal Schools are:

  • Paintings based upon close observation of nature.
  • Fine and delicate drawing along with calligraphic text descriptions, generally on border.
  • High aesthetic merit.
  • Primarily aristocratic.
  • Mostly Secular.
Question for UPSC Mains:
Mughal style of paintings presents beautiful synthesis of indigenous Indian style of painting and the Safavid school of Persian painting. Examine the key features of this school of paintings.

Published: May 1, 2016 | Modified:June 27, 2019

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