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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 - Where Is Mandu In India?

 


Mandu is a hilltop fort located approximately 70 miles south of Indore in southern Madhya Pradesh.

Although Mandu is now desolate, it was the seat of a minor kingdom until the sixteenth century, when it was absorbed as a tributary state under the Moghul empire.

Mandu was a major hub for the Rajasthani style of miniature painting in the early seventeenth century.

The flat perspective is a defining feature of Rajasthani art.

Bands of vibrant colors serve as a background to the painting, giving it visual strength.


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