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Deeply influenced by a diverse mix of cultural, regional, and artistic traditions, the Mughal school of painting remains one of the richest and most productive schools in the history of Indian and Islamic Painting. Its corpus assimilates traits from various art schools that flourished in the Indian subcontinent with Persian and Central Asian traditions, as well as that of European Renaissance art, especially humanism. It constitutes the most extensive source of visual reconstruction of the, work, and manners of Mughal society, thus presenting a wealth of information on the period. The paintings also depict non-Islamic mythological and religious themes and portray wildlife amidst naturalistic surroundings

In this short introduction the author provides a detailed survey of paintings crated in ateliers under the patronage of the mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Showcasing works from renowned collections, this book highlights the aesthetic and intellectual facets of Mughal painting, and serves the purpose of a basic reference on the subject,

 

About the Author

Som Prakash verma is former Professor of history, Aligharh Muslim University. He was Tagore National Fellow From 2010 to 2012 (Ministry of Culture, Government of India) and is at present Senior Academic Fellow (Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi). As a practising artist he has received awards from the Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar (1981), and the Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta (1982). He has published several books including Taj Mahal (OUP, 2012), Interpreting Mughal Paintings (OUP, 2009), and 1857: An illustrated History (OUP,2008).

 

Preface

Mughal art reinterpried both Islamic and Indian aesthetics, unlike the conventional art of India and Persia. The Mughal patrons and painters were aware of the various new art concepts in vogue in contemporary Europe and they skilfully adopted some of these concepts in their paintings. Their devoted endeavour and ability towards adoption and adaptation gave rise to the Mughal School of Art which subsequently also led to the modernization of Indian art. The Mughal Emperor Jahangir's (r. 1605-27) humanistic vision in art steered a final change in Mughal taste and steered a final change in Mughal taste and aesthetics which brushed aside the past and present of Persian and Indian paintings.

A book on Mughal painting can never do complete justice to the wide thematic range of Mughal school of painting that offers the richest details on artists, their patrons, and work. This important school of Indian art brought together diverse cultures and created a strong sense of pride in Indian heritage among the Indians.

 

Contents

 

  List of Figures vIII
  Preface XI
  List of Abbrevations XIV
  Introduction XVII
1 The Atelier 1
2 The Art of Book-illustration 25
3 Portaiture 50
4 Depictions of Natural History 91
5 Border Decoration 111
6 Humanism in Mughal Painting 128
7 Artist' Signatures 150
  Conclusion 161
  Appendix: Major Illustrated Manuscripts 164
  Glossary 170
  Bibliography 174
  Index 185

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Mughal Painting (Oxford India Short Introductions)

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About the Book

Deeply influenced by a diverse mix of cultural, regional, and artistic traditions, the Mughal school of painting remains one of the richest and most productive schools in the history of Indian and Islamic Painting. Its corpus assimilates traits from various art schools that flourished in the Indian subcontinent with Persian and Central Asian traditions, as well as that of European Renaissance art, especially humanism. It constitutes the most extensive source of visual reconstruction of the, work, and manners of Mughal society, thus presenting a wealth of information on the period. The paintings also depict non-Islamic mythological and religious themes and portray wildlife amidst naturalistic surroundings

In this short introduction the author provides a detailed survey of paintings crated in ateliers under the patronage of the mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Showcasing works from renowned collections, this book highlights the aesthetic and intellectual facets of Mughal painting, and serves the purpose of a basic reference on the subject,

 

About the Author

Som Prakash verma is former Professor of history, Aligharh Muslim University. He was Tagore National Fellow From 2010 to 2012 (Ministry of Culture, Government of India) and is at present Senior Academic Fellow (Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi). As a practising artist he has received awards from the Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar (1981), and the Academy of Fine Arts, Calcutta (1982). He has published several books including Taj Mahal (OUP, 2012), Interpreting Mughal Paintings (OUP, 2009), and 1857: An illustrated History (OUP,2008).

 

Preface

Mughal art reinterpried both Islamic and Indian aesthetics, unlike the conventional art of India and Persia. The Mughal patrons and painters were aware of the various new art concepts in vogue in contemporary Europe and they skilfully adopted some of these concepts in their paintings. Their devoted endeavour and ability towards adoption and adaptation gave rise to the Mughal School of Art which subsequently also led to the modernization of Indian art. The Mughal Emperor Jahangir's (r. 1605-27) humanistic vision in art steered a final change in Mughal taste and steered a final change in Mughal taste and aesthetics which brushed aside the past and present of Persian and Indian paintings.

A book on Mughal painting can never do complete justice to the wide thematic range of Mughal school of painting that offers the richest details on artists, their patrons, and work. This important school of Indian art brought together diverse cultures and created a strong sense of pride in Indian heritage among the Indians.

 

Contents

 

  List of Figures vIII
  Preface XI
  List of Abbrevations XIV
  Introduction XVII
1 The Atelier 1
2 The Art of Book-illustration 25
3 Portaiture 50
4 Depictions of Natural History 91
5 Border Decoration 111
6 Humanism in Mughal Painting 128
7 Artist' Signatures 150
  Conclusion 161
  Appendix: Major Illustrated Manuscripts 164
  Glossary 170
  Bibliography 174
  Index 185

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