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Hinduism - What Is The Rajasthani Style Or School Of Miniature Painting?


One of two major "schools" of Indian miniature painting, the other being Pahari.

The differences between the two schools are mostly geographical and hence artificial, since the Pahari school's Basohli paintings are aesthetically closer to those of Rajasthan than works in the later Pahari style.

The Rajasthani was the first developed school, flourishing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the small kingdoms of the Malwa region, such as Mandu, and in the kingdoms that now make up modern Rajasthan—particularly Bundi, Kota, and Mewar, but also Jaipur and Bikaner—in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The Rajasthani style is distinguished by a flat perspective and visual force generated from vibrant hues, which are often used as a background to the painting.

W. G. Archer, Indian Painting, 1957, is a good source of knowledge.


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Hinduism - Wheer Is Malwa In India?

 


The Madhya Pradesh plateau is known by its traditional name, which is focused on the city of Ujjain, the state's historic capital.

The Malwa area was one of the hubs for the Rajasthani style of miniature painting in the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

The Rajasthani style is distinguished by its flat perspective.

Bands of vibrant colors frequently act as a back drop to the artwork, giving it visual intensity.


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