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

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.

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