Author: Anjan ChakravertyPublisher: Roli BooksYear: 1996Language: EnglishPages: 96ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174370455
Indian miniature painting is a 'visual chamber music' to be savored slowly, intently and rather privately. 'Miniature' generally refers to a painting or illumination, small in size, meticulous in detailing and delicate in brushwork. The rich heritage of Indian miniature painting has long been the delight of collectors, art historians and Indophiles. This book introduces the generally interested, but diffident, reader to the world of Indian miniatures. It journeys into the evolution, development and decline of schools of miniature painting. The select masterpieces represented here, from collections the world over, allow the viewer to savor the painters' genius. Of special interest is the context, portrayed through the contemporary literature and chronicles which throw light on the times and the lives of these master artists.
Introduction The Tradition of Manuscript Illumination: Eastern IndiaThe Tradtion of Manuscript Illunimation: Western India The Pre-Mughal TrendsMaster Painters Master StrokesMughal PaintingFaces and StancesDeccani Painting Rajasthani Painting Pahari Painting Company Painting Bibliography