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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 Mewar In India?


In the time before Indian independence in 1947, Mewar was a princely state in southern Rajasthan, the capital of which was in the city of Udaipur.

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Mewar was one of the important centers for the Rajasthani style of miniature painting.

The Rajasthani style is characterized by a flat perspective.

Visual power is derived from vivid bands of colors that often serve as a backdrop to the painting.


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