Kishangarh Paintings

The Kishangarh School of Painting emerged as a distinctive style in the middle of 18th century under the patronage of Maharaja Sawant Singh. Nihal Chand, a gifted artist in the Maharaja’s court, produced some highly individualistic and sophisticated works, which...

Miniature Painting

The miniatures were small works made on perishable material that made their first appearance on the Indian cultural scene in the 5th century A.D. The miniature artist looked upon a musical text, ‘Narada Shiksha’, for inspiration and began to note the relationship that...

Mughal Painting

  A distinct style of painting emerged during the Mughal period, which was greatly inspired by influences from Persia. New themes, colours and forms began to appear. Court scenes were depicted with great opulence, as also historical events, hunting scenes and other...

Murals

  The Ajanta and Ellora Caves, the Bagh Caves and the Kailasanatha, Talagirisvara, Brahadiswara, Virupasaka and Virabadra Temples are some of the places where sufficient remnants of murals from ancient periods have survived.   Ajanta Murals: The earliest...
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