Indian Court Painting 16th through 19th Centuries

Kossak, Steven M.; Kossak, Steven

Editore: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN 10: 0300086210 / ISBN 13: 9780300086218
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Riassunto: Paintings of extraordinary beauty and variety were made for the many royal courts of India during a golden age that unfolded in the sixteenth century and lasted well into the British period. In India, two artistic traditions converged. The indigenous Rajput culture produced exuberant, vibrantly colored, boldly patterned illustrations of Hindu myths and epics. The entirely different art of the Islamic Mughal invaders, subtle and naturalistic, mainly presented elegant scenes of court life and history. From the cross-fertilization of these two traditions, a multiplicity of highly original painting styles blossomed and flourished.
While works of art originating in Mughal and Rajput courts are often treated separately, in this book paintings made in the major Mughal, Deccani, Rajput, and Pahari workshops are presented together, chronologically. Eighty-three exceptionally fine paintings are reproduced in full color. Each is accompanied by a paragraph explaining the subject illustrated and pointing out particular qualities of style.
The rich, remarkable court paintings of India are splendidly offered to the reader's eye and mind in this book, which also includes a map, enlarged detail photographs, and a selected bibliography.

About the Author: Steven Kossak is Associate Curator of Asian art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Casa editrice: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Legatura: Hardcover
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