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Mughal Painting
Author : Ashok Kumar Srivastava
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2000
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 122 pages

Illustrations: Numerous B/w & Colour Illustrations Description: The present work is based on an extensive and critical study of the original Mughal paintings supported by contemporary historical literature and provides fresh perspective for the interpretation and analysis of the painter's art under the Mughals. After a brief discussion on painting in Islam the author goes on to expound the nature and role of pre-Mughal indigenous traditions in the making of Mughal style. Thereafter, the study turns towards the origin and development of Mughal painting from Humayun to Aurangzeb. Finally, the various influences--Persian, Chinese and European--have been examined. The author concludes that Mughal painting reflecte a non-mechanical fusion of the different cultures of Asia and Europe. It had never been a colonial expression of Persian painting. Despite the presence of a number of elements borrowed from foreign sources, it remained truly Indian from the very beginning. This richly illustrated volume carries finest treasures of Mughal court paintings.

Mughal Paintings
Author : Sonya Rhie Quintanilla,Dominique DeLuca
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2016-10-04
ISBN 10 : 9781907804892
Pages : 368 pages

A captivating and vibrant reflection of the art history of one of the greatest empires of the early modern period

Early Mughal Painting
Author : Milo Cleveland Beach
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release Date : 1987
ISBN 10 : 9780674221857
Pages : 164 pages

One of the minor miracles of art history is the extraordinary flowering of Indian painting that began in the mid-sixteenth century under the early Mughal emperors of Indian, notably Akbar the Great. Only in recent decades has the consummate artistry of early Mughal painting come to be widely appreciated in the West. Scholars have noted the innovations--departures from both Islamic and native Indian tradition--of the new, highly distinctive school of painting, among them natural history studies, a concern for portraiture, and the documentation of contemporary court events. Milo Beach traces, with an abundance of captivating illustrations, the evolution of the Mughal style. While acknowledging the influence of Akbar's interests and changing tastes (related in turn to historical and biographical circumstances), he shows that many of the new tendencies were evident during the short reign of Akbar's father, the Emperor Humayun, whose role as patron of the arts is thereby reassessed. Beach also stresses the traditionalism of the individual painters, who only gradually changed their concepts and compositions in response to foreign influences and to imperial taste. Mughal art, he affirms, can no longer be regarded as simply a reflection of its imperial patrons. The book takes account of recently discovered material and reproduces for the first time important paintings from unpublished manuscripts and albums. It will appeal to the general reader as well as the scholar.

The Technique of Mughal Painting
Author : Moti Chandra
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1949
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 108 pages

Mughal Painting
Author : Som Prakash Verma
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2014
ISBN 10 : 9780199451135
Pages : 198 pages

Using diverse sources - Persia, Central Asian, European, and Indian, Som Prakash Verma provides a detailed survey of Mughal painting. His thematic approach offers a fresh treatment of the subject and highlights features that set the genre apart. Verma's detailed account of the Mughal atelier, genre of narrative art, historical portraits, self - portraits, paintings on natural history, and the analyses of the impact of Renaissance art of Europe make the bookdistinctive. This little showcases the Mughal patrons' and painters' concern for aesthetic appeal and intellectual message.

Mughal Painters and Their Work
Author : Professor of History (Retired) Verma,Som Prakash Verma,Som P. Verman
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 1994
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 438 pages

The Mughal school of painting (mid-sixteenth to seventeenth centuries) produced a body of work of great distinction. This is the first comprehensive book of reference on the work of the nearly 300 Mughal painters whose names are known to us.The painters who worked in the court ateliers of Humayun, Akber, Jahangir and Shah Jahan, often produced work in collaboration. Unlike artists of the European Renaissance tradition, they did not as a matter of course sign their names on their work. Hence the inscriptions that exist on paintings ofthe period require careful scrutiny to determine whether they are genuine signatures or merely contemporary ascriptions. The key to this lies in the form of the inscription: only if the name is accompanied by a ritual phrase of self-abasement such as "thin humble slave" or "dust at the foot of theemperor", can it be taken to be a signature. This convention has not been sufficiently recognized, and in several cases, attibutions have been erroneously made to artists on the basis of their name alone appearing on the painting. Hence, the correct reading and interpretation of the inscriptionsis of central importance to our knowledge of the work of the painters of this school.This catalogue provides, in addition to the standard categories of information on each painting, a scholarly and informed assessment of all the inscriptions on the paintings, several of which are published here for the first time. All inscriptions are given in transliterated form wherever possible;in those cases where the author has not had access to the painting, the published version is provided even if only in translation. All paintings that have been signed by the artist, or are ascribed to him in contemporary inscriptions, are listed under the painter's name in chronological order.Unsigned paintings, or those without a contemporary endorsement, have not been included, unless respectable scholarly opinion has assigned the work to an individual. However, all such attributions are accompanied by a query against the entry. Many ascriptions, till now accepted as being genuine,have proved on closer scrutiny to be either forged or later than the date of the painting.Information about individual artists has been gleaned from original texts (principally Persian historical sources) and is placed together to reconstruct biographical sketches which introduce each entry; this is supplemented by the evidence of the artist's own work.Part I consists of an Introduction which acts out the scope of the catalogue, and provides a historical and artistic context for the work of these painters. Part II contains the catalogue, and is followed by a plate section (Part III) of over fifty miniatures that illustrate the development of theMughal school. The Bibliography, glossary and two indexes further enhance the value of this indispensable reference work.

Painting for the Mughal Emperor
Author : Susan Stronge
Publisher : Victoria & Albert Museum
Release Date : 2002-05
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 192 pages

A unique blend of Indian, Persian, and Islamic styles, Mughal painting reached its golden age during the reigns of the emperors Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan in the 16th and 17th centuries. This gloriously illustrated book is the first to examine the Victoria and Albert Museum's remarkable collection of Mughal paintings, one of the finest in the world. Richly detailed battle scenes, scenes of court life, and lively depictions of the hunt were commissioned by the royal courts, along with a remarkable series of portraits, studies of wildlife, and decorative borders. The authoritative text contains much new research, and the beautifully reproduced color illustrations give this stunning volume wide appeal.

Dawn of Mughal Painting
Author : Asok Kumar Das
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1982
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 38 pages

Mughal Art
Author : Shanti Swarup
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 1996
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 136 pages

For the first time a book on Mughal Handicrafts is brought out, and superbly so. After a general discussion on the social, political and economic conditions in Mughal India, the author goes on to expound the sources of Mughal decorative arts and the designs of decoration and finally describes the various forms of Mughal handicrafts illustrating them with works found on archaeological sites in India and select objects preserved in museums and private collection all over the world.

Aesthetic Hybridity in Mughal Painting, 1526–1658
Author : Valerie Gonzalez
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-03-03
ISBN 10 : 1317184874
Pages : 336 pages

The first specialized critical-aesthetic study to be published on the concept of hybridity in early Mughal painting, this book investigates the workings of the diverse creative forces that led to the formation of a unique Mughal pictorial language. Mughal pictoriality distinguishes itself from the Persianate models through the rationalization of the picture’s conceptual structure and other visual modes of expression involving the aesthetic concept of mimesis. If the stylistic and iconographic results of this transformational process have been well identified and evidenced, their hermeneutic interpretation greatly suffers from the neglect of a methodologically updated investigation of the images’ conceptual underpinning. Valerie Gonzalez addresses this lacuna by exploring the operations of cross-fertilization at the level of imagistic conceptualization resulting from the multifaceted encounter between the local legacy of Indo-Persianate book art, the freshly imported Persian models to Mughal India after 1555 and the influx of European art at the Mughal court in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The author's close examination of the visuality, metaphysical order and aesthetic language of Mughal imagery and portraiture sheds new light on this particular aspect of its aesthetic hybridity, which is usually approached monolithically as a historical phenomenon of cross-cultural interaction. That approach fails to consider specific parameters and features inherent to the artistic practice, such as the differences between doxis and praxis, conceptualization and realization, intentionality and what lies beyond it. By studying the distinct phases and principles of hybridization between the variegated pictorial sources at work in the Mughal creative process at the successive levels of the project/intention, the practice/realization and the result/product, the author deciphers the modalities of appropriation and manipulation of the heterogeneous elements. Her unique

Aspects of Indian Art
Author : Pratapaditya Pal
Publisher : Brill Archive
Release Date : 1972
ISBN 10 : 9789004036253
Pages : 285 pages

Author : Sanjeev Prasad Srivastava
Publisher : Abhinav Publications
Release Date : 2001
ISBN 10 : 8170173868
Pages : 155 pages

Study on the achievements of Mughal artists during the reign of Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan with special reference to characteristics of Mughal painting and miniature painting.