Exquisite Miniature Paintings

A Prelude

The custom of painting is an antiquated one in India. Fantastic gift has emerged and thrived here. One such tradition of painting is Miniature Painting. Famous net, the Miniature paintings are a distinctive gem from the rich legacy of India. The beholders marvel in the exquisiteness, charm and intricacy of those paintings. These fascinating paintings of India are a terrific achievement in terms of cultural heritage.

The motifs, motifs and plots are provided a personified form the miniature painting service. Characterized by the gentle brush strokes, the paintings are also remarkable for they utilize colors made form oils, vegetables, conch shells, precious stones, indigo, pure gold and silver. The art of creating these natural colors is not less tedious and demanding. Artisans spent much making the colors. Following preparation, good dedication, patience and ability is needed to deliver that aesthetic quality in a miniature painting that the connoisseurs search for.

Historical Route

The amusing history of Miniature Paintings is magnificent. The majestic Himalayas of those Western Mountains would be the nurturers of the art which has become famous as Miniature art. The art of those paintings isn’t new in India instead they evolved throughout 6th – 7th century in India. Through the years, the convention was adapted and embraced by many. It has seen lots of influences which leave it an altogether distinct color. Who won’t appreciate painters creativity beautifully implemented on the dull canvas thus rendering it lifelike?

The art obtained immense impetus and patronage from the Mughals, Rajputs boosted by manuscripts of Jains and Buddhists. 11th and 12th century gave prominence to the art when people had learnt the art of maintaining the knowledge employing the palm leaves. Rulers of Mughal and Rajput Dynasties heavily boosted this form of painting.

Thematic Extravaganza

The paintings are full of topics where they draw their inspiration from revered epics of India such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagvata Purana, Rasikpriya, Rasamanjiri in addition to ragas of Indian classical music. The texts and doctrines of Jains, Buddhists, Rajput and Mughals are all replete with Miniature Paintings. Also worth mentioning are the scenes of courts, searching episodes, flowers and animals like elephants and horses.