Miniature Paintings : Although miniature
painting is most often associated with Mughal art, it dates back
many centuries in India where different styles developed. Yes, a
major change in style occurred Mughal rulers came with Persian
artists to India. Thus paintings in a new, distinctive Mughal style
came into existence.
Gemstone Paintings : The brighter colors
are added to various Rajasthani paintings by the use of gemstone
grinded finely. Various precious and semi precious stones are used
for different colors in a gemstone painting.
Phad Paintings : Par paintings depict
incidents in the lives of the folk hero-deities Pabuji and
Devnarayan of Rajasthan. Traditionally, they are used to accompany a
ritual in which the heroes' deeds are sung or recited by priests
Kajali Paintings : The collection of
Special Art of Rajasthan, which is done by very few people in
certain parts of Rajasthan. Every painting, made from black kajal
and stone colors, requires extensive hard work and expert hands.
Kishangarh Paintings : The most important
styles developed during 17th/18th century were in Mewar, Marwar,
Ambal, Kishangarh, and Hadoti. The Kishangarh artists under the
patronage of their rulers Raja Mansingh and Sawant Singh in 17th
century painted the romantic miniatures based on the stories of
Radha and Krishna.
Bani Thani Paintings : The Kishengarh
school excels in its Bani Thani paintings. The originality of style
can be credited to its royal patron - Raja Sawant Singh, also known
as Nagari Das, who was the originator of these paintings.
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