Indian miniature painting Elephant purple and blue

Indian miniature painting on a violet fabric, representing two very elegant elephants facing each other. Hand painted with ancient craft technique. A painting finely colored and worked
29 x 22,5 cm 

Q976

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Features

Cautionthe fabric is not completely opaque, color shades of the miniature are different with a light or a dark background
Height22.5cm
Length29cm
Sizetotal about 310x250mm
Weightabout 50g
OriginIndia

More info

India is a country historically and culturally very rich and prolific, with a wide variety of art objects in which we find ancient know-how, for example in the painting arts.

 

Indian art objects: miniature paintings

Indian painting has a long history although few works have been through time.

Miniature painting is many centuries old in India, inspired by the Persian and Mughal arts, it is a traditional painting technique used to illustrate books or as independent work. Miniature paintings were also influenced by Indian Hindu, Jain and Buddhist arts when they were developed under the Mughal Empire and persisted during the Sikh and Muslim court, who had already a tradition of miniature art.

It is an art of painting very fine and delicate on fabrics or applied on the walls of the palace, representing animals, plants and scenes of court life or historical events with landscapes of mountain in Mughal miniatures or epic events in Rajput miniatures.

Nowadays, miniature paintings are still widely used in India in Rajasthan, particularly in the main city Jaipur, where perfect copy of old paintings with traditional methods are made, but also where modern elements and techniques are introduced. This art and its ancient techniques go on being passed from generation to generation in families of artists.

 

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