- Author :
- Publsiher :
- Release : 01 January 1970
- ISBN :
- Pages : pages
- Rating : /5 from ratings
A unique blend of Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles, Mughal painting reached its golden age during the reigns of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan in the 16th and 17th centuries. This gloriously illustrated book is the first to examine the Victoria and Albert Museum's remarkable collection of Mughal paintings, one of the finest in the world. Richly detailed battle scenes, scenes of court life, and lively depictions of the hunt were commissioned by the royal courts, along with
Illustrations: Numerous B/w & Colour Illustrations Description: The present work is based on an extensive and critical study of the original Mughal paintings supported by contemporary historical literature and provides fresh perspective for the interpretation and analysis of the painter's art under the Mughals. After a brief discussion on painting in Islam the author goes on to expound the nature and role of pre-Mughal indigenous traditions in the making of Mughal style. Thereafter, the study turns towards the origin and
One of the minor miracles of art history is the extraordinary flowering of Indian painting that began in the mid-sixteenth century under the early Mughal emperors of Indian, notably Akbar the Great. Only in recent decades has the consummate artistry of early Mughal painting come to be widely appreciated in the West. Scholars have noted the innovations--departures from both Islamic and native Indian tradition--of the new, highly distinctive school of painting, among them natural history studies, a concern for portraiture,
A unique style of court painting, combining Persian, Indian and European elements, developed in India under the Mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Originally an art of book illustration, it soon gave rise to highly naturalistic portraiture and scenes of court life, among other subjects. These elegant and expressive works reflect the splendour of the Mughal empire, as well as the enthusiasm of the emperors from Akbar (1556-1605) onwards for stories of adventure and romance, for the recording
The first specialized critical-aesthetic study to be published on the concept of hybridity in early Mughal painting, this book investigates the workings of the diverse creative forces that led to the formation of a unique Mughal pictorial language. Mughal pictoriality distinguishes itself from the Persianate models through the rationalization of the picture’s conceptual structure and other visual modes of expression involving the aesthetic concept of mimesis. If the stylistic and iconographic results of this transformational process have been well
Using diverse sources - Persia, Central Asian, European, and Indian, Som Prakash Verma provides a detailed survey of Mughal painting. His thematic approach offers a fresh treatment of the subject and highlights features that set the genre apart. Verma's detailed account of the Mughal atelier, genre of narrative art, historical portraits, self - portraits, paintings on natural history, and the analyses of the impact of Renaissance art of Europe make the bookdistinctive. This little showcases the Mughal patrons' and painters'
Study on the achievements of Mughal artists during the reign of Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan with special reference to characteristics of Mughal painting and miniature painting.
The British royal family has had a long-standing intellectual and artistic relationship with India. Through the exploration of the history of Indian manuscripts in the Royal Collection, this publication offers the reader a new understanding of the developing relationship between the British Crown and India's royal courts. Drawing upon the Royal Library's world-class collection of manuscripts from the Indian subcontinent, these elegant masterpieces comprise a variety of subject matter, from dazzling Mughal durbars to sensuous poetic scenes. Presenting new scholarship
- Offers fresh insights into the rich aesthetic and cultural legacy of the Imperial Mughal age in the Indian subcontinent - Essays by 13 eminent international scholars draw comparisons between the Mughals, the Safavids and the Ottomans - Over 159 images of Mughal artifacts, paintings, gardens and monuments illustrate the lasting heritage of the Imperial Mughals Enter the splendid world of Mughal India and explore its rich aesthetic and cultural legacy through fresh insights offered by 13 eminent scholars. Recent scholarship in this field
The Mughal school of painting (mid-sixteenth to seventeenth centuries) produced a body of work of great distinction. This is the first comprehensive book of reference on the work of the nearly 300 Mughal painters whose names are known to us.The painters who worked in the court ateliers of Humayun, Akber, Jahangir and Shah Jahan, often produced work in collaboration. Unlike artists of the European Renaissance tradition, they did not as a matter of course sign their names on their work.