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Collectors guide to Indian Art

Indian Miniature Painting

indian miniature painting of couple in embrace

 

Indian miniature painting is the traditional form of painting in India which came to the fore in the 16th-17th century and lasted as the main form of Indian painting till about the late 19th – early 20th century. While western and contemporary styles of painting have become dominant with…

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Raja Ravi Varma Oleographs - Antique prints for collection

embelished ravi varma oleograph of shiv parivar

The name Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906) is a milestone in the story of Indian art. He was trained in the western style of painting with oil paints on canvas by Dutch artist Theodore Jensen, and became the most important portrait painter of his times. Related to the Maharaja of Travancore, he was su…

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The colorful tradition of Indian Pichwai paintings

The ultimate purpose of paintings, it can be argued, is to evoke emotions (or Ras) in the observer and so too, Indian Pichwai paintings are meant to generate Bhakti ras in the viewer by evoking stories often from the life of Lord Krishna. The word is derived from Sanskrit where “pich” means behi…

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