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The Book Mughal Painting
The Author Ashok Kumar Srivastava
The Publisher
Release Date2000-01-01
Genre Illumination of books and manuscripts, Mogul
Pages 122
ISBN UOM:39015050819377
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Mughal painting during Jahangir s time
The Author Asok Kumar Das
The Publisher
Release Date1978
Genre Art
Pages 278
ISBN UOM:39015039405595
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Early Mughal Painting
The Author Milo Cleveland Beach
The Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date1987
Genre Art
Pages 164
ISBN 0674221850
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book The technique of Mughal painting
The Author Moti Chandra
The Publisher
Release Date1949
Genre Art, Indic
Pages 108
ISBN UOM:39015014764719
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Dawn of Mughal Painting
The Author Asok Kumar Das
The Publisher
Release Date1982
Genre Illumination of books and manuscripts, Islamic
Pages 38
ISBN UOM:39015025364855
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Mughal Paintings
The Author Sonya Rhie Quintanilla
The Publisher
Release Date2016-10-04
Genre
Pages 368
ISBN 1907804897
Language English, Spanish, And French

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


The Book Painting for the Mughal Emperor
The Author Susan Stronge
The Publisher Victoria & Albert Museum
Release Date2002-06-27
Genre Art
Pages 192
ISBN UOM:39015054390987
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Mughal Painters and Their Work
The Author Som Prakash Verma
The Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date1994
Genre Art
Pages 438
ISBN UOM:39015035753659
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 of the 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 the emperor", 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 inscriptions is 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 the Mughal school. The Bibliography, glossary and two indexes further enhance the value of this indispensable reference work.


The Book Mughal Paintings from Harivamsa Manuscript
The Author Robert Skelton
The Publisher
Release Date1971
Genre
Pages 14
ISBN OCLC:236146068
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Deccan and Mughal Paintings
The Author Catherine Ann Glynn
The Publisher
Release Date2013
Genre Painting, Indic
Pages
ISBN OCLC:871702354
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Mug h al Painter of Flora and Fauna Ust d Man r
The Author Som Prakash Verma
The Publisher Abhinav Publications
Release Date1999-01-01
Genre Animals in art
Pages 164
ISBN 9788170173656
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This volume follows Mughal Painters and their Work-A Biographical Survey and Comprehensive Catalogue (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1994), the first comprehensive book of reference on the work of nearly 200 Mughal painters; and has been conceived to provide readers much information on the Mughal painting through the contribution of individual master painters. Need not say ample information is available about the artists of the Mughal atelier (sixteenth-seventeenth centuries). Yet, to date, except for some articles on a few painters, no book has been published on individual artist. Ustad Mansur, a keen observer of nature endowed with almost Euclidean intellect, deserved a more detailed study to re-evaluate his merit as an artist whose achievement in naturalistic portraiture of a large number of species from the world of flora and fauna has remained unsurpassed till today. Our attempt is to enter into the very creative process of this great Mughal painter; to relive in his times and environment, in order to discover real Mansur. The whole panorama of Mansur’s portraits of birds, animals and flowers set in marvellously and uniquely laid background represents, in his true spirit and characteristics, the very quintessence of nature’s endless variety of creation and beauty. Part I provides historical and artistic context in which Ustad Mansur worked. Information about him has been gleaned from original texts (principally Persian historical sources), supplemented by the evidence of artist’s own work. Part II comprises the plate section of representative eighteen miniatures that illustrate our painter’s style and his specialisation in painting. The appendix further enhances the value of this work since it provides correct rendering of contemporary inscriptions and determines genuine signatures and contemporary ascriptions. The volume is richly illustrated with a large number of black-and-white and colour illustrations. These illustrate the art and style of Ustad Mansur Nadir u’l ‘Asr (Unequalled of the Age), the most illustrious naturalist painter of India. It will naturally be of interest to students of art and natural history. It is also recommended to persons curious to know about the Mughal times. It is hoped that other volumes on individual Mughal painters will follow’ and monographs on their lives and work with a criticale valuation will be available.


The Book Mughal and Rajput Painting
The Author Milo Cleveland Beach
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1992-09-24
Genre Art
Pages 252
ISBN 0521400279
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this richly illustrated book, Dr Milo Beach shows how Mughal patronage of the arts was incessant and radically innovative for the Indian context.


The Book Mughal art
The Author Shanti Swarup
The Publisher
Release Date1996-09-01
Genre Art
Pages 136
ISBN 8173200262
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Real Birds in Imagined Gardens
The Author Kavita Singh
The Publisher Getty Publications
Release Date2017-03-07
Genre Art
Pages 116
ISBN 9781606065181
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Accounts of paintings produced during the Mughal dynasty (1526–1857) tend to trace a linear, “evolutionary” path and assert that, as European Renaissance prints reached and influenced Mughal artists, these artists abandoned a Persianate style in favor of a European one. Kavita Singh counters these accounts by demonstrating that Mughal painting did not follow a single arc of stylistic evolution. Instead, during the reigns of the emperors Akbar and Jahangir, Mughal painting underwent repeated cycles of adoption, rejection, and revival of both Persian and European styles. Singh’s subtle and original analysis suggests that the adoption and rejection of these styles was motivated as much by aesthetic interest as by court politics. She contends that Mughal painters were purposely selective in their use of European elements. Stylistic influences from Europe informed some aspects of the paintings, including the depiction of clothing and faces, but the symbolism, allusive practices, and overall composition remained inspired by Persian poetic and painterly conventions. Closely examining magnificent paintings from the period, Singh unravels this entangled history of politics and style and proposes new ways to understand the significance of naturalism and stylization in Mughal art.


The Book Aspects of Mughal Painting
The Author Som Prakash Verma
The Publisher Punascha
Release Date2009
Genre Painting, Mogul
Pages 281
ISBN 8170174511
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Present collection of essays researched and analyzed by S.P. Verma, since 1973, provides the readers an introduction to the Mughal painting. The sixteen studies in this volume offer afresh interpretation of the Mughal miniatures. These relate to the aesthetic values, art-forms, signs and symbols, and the social and cultural history. Most importantly, Akbar`s attempt to liberale painting from the straitjacket of sectarian ideology is the theme of Chapter 1.2. The `artists signatures` (Chapter 1.4) and `self-portraits` (Chapter 3.4) are the new features introduced with the rise of Mughal school. The volume draws on diverse textual sources to delve into the social history of dominant themes, motifs and styles. Verma presents a vivid account of the sixteenth century narrative art (Chapter 2.1), and major illustrated manuscripts (Chapters 2.2-3.4, and 7). Chapter 1.1 provides insights into the life and times of patrons and artists. Verma also touches parallel art tradilions. His approach to the subject features the Mughal painting as an historical source.


The Book Early Mughal Paintings 1556 1657
The Author Anand Krishna
The Publisher
Release Date2003
Genre Art, Mogul Empire
Pages 4
ISBN OCLC:1004237256
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Mughal paintings are a particular style of South Asian painting, generally confined to miniatures either as book illustrations or as single works to be kept in albums, which emerged from Persian miniature painting (itself largely of Chinese origin), with Indian Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist influences, and developed largely in the court of the Mughal Empire of the 16th to 18th centuries."--Wikipedia.


The Book Aspects of Indian Art
The Author Pratapaditya Pal
The Publisher Brill Archive
Release Date1972
Genre Art, Indic
Pages 285
ISBN 9004036253
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Aesthetic Hybridity in Mughal Painting 1526 1658
The Author Valerie Gonzalez
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2016-03-03
Genre Art
Pages 336
ISBN 9781317184874
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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


The Book The Influence of Western Art on Mughal Painting
The Author Emma Devapriam
The Publisher
Release Date1972
Genre Art, Mogul
Pages 664
ISBN OCLC:2847065
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Sports and Pastimes
The Author Norah M. Titley
The Publisher
Release Date1979-01-01
Genre Amusements in art
Pages 36
ISBN UOM:39015034364177
Language English, Spanish, And French