This exhibition will highlight the work of a group of contemporary miniature painters working in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Miniature painting was introduced to India by the Mughal emperors who brought master painters from Persia to teach the art form to Indian artists. The resulting fusion of Persian and Indian style developed into many different schools across the regions of the Mughal Empire. Traditional miniature painting focused on the lives of the rulers, featuring the ruler hunting, love making, feasting or recording other details of their lives.
Contemporary miniature painting mixes these traditional themes with contemporary designs but has an almost wholly non-Indian audience, existing today almost completely as an art form purchased by tourists. More info can be found at The Oriental Museum's website.
|Season (1 June 2022 - 30 Sept 2022)|