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Exploring Uncommon Pattachitra Motifs and Themes

Just as a million drops of water make up the sea, a multitude of themes, motifs, and subjects grace Indian traditional paintings. A prominent example is ‘composite paintings’, in which parts of humans, animals, or objects are used to make up a complete picture.

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5 Exhibitions That Left An Impact On Indian Art History

Evolving Ideas And Their Influence On Indian Art History Art is constantly evolving due to exposure to new ideas and ideologies. Most people have heard of European art movements such as the Renaissance period, Impressionism, Post-modernism, etc. However, India too witnessed periods or movements that redefined the meaning and perception of art. Through the various

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A Brief History Of Lithography In India

While the rest of the world was moving to typography, the lithography technique of printing had gained immense popularity in India. Although the reproduction of written material dates back to Indus Valley times, ‘printing’ in India is less than 500 years old.

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Evolution of the Chamba School of Pahari Painting

Pahari painting has several schools of art and Chamba is one of them. These schools, in most of their aspects, are similar to one another, and gauging the differences between these schools requires a deep understanding of form and style. Here, we will take you through the changes and fluctuations the Chamba School of Pahari painting has gone through in its evolution. Its distinct traditions predominated its paintings while commingling with styles that came from the outside.

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Exploring The Barahmasa Theme In Miniature Paintings

The Barahmasa Theme And The Art Of Storytelling Have you ever marvelled at the details of a Miniature painting and wondered about the story behind it? Indian Miniature paintings are a mesmerising sight to behold. These paintings contain references to a variety of themes. Miniature paintings tell stories through the masterful use of themes. The

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Mughal miniature painting

The History behind Mughal Miniature Paintings

While miniature paintings existed as early as the 9th century in India, they didn’t become a widely celebrated art form in the country until the establishment of the Mughal Empire in 1526. For those who remember their history lessons, the Mughal empire was prevalent in the Indian subcontinent from 1526 CE to 1857 CE, which

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The Golden Art Age Of The Gupta Dynasty

Sri Gupta, the founder of the Gupta dynasty, left an indelible mark on history through the dynasty’s contributions to the arts, sciences, architecture, religion, and philosophy. It is difficult not to appreciate their unique carvings and their relevance through the many artefacts that have been found. Did you know that the Gupta Era art included

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