Mughal painting, Mughal also spelled Mogul, style of painting, confined mainly to book illustration and the production of individual miniatures, that evolved in India during the reigns of the Mughal emperors (16th–18th century).
What was the usual theme of Mughal paintings?
It emerged from Persian miniature painting (itself partly of Chinese origin) and developed in the court of the Mughal Empire of the 16th to 18th centuries. Battles, legendary stories, hunting scenes, wildlife, royal life, mythology, as well as other subjects have all been frequently depicted in paintings.
What are the characteristics of Mughal paintings?
Paintings were based upon close observation of nature with high aesthetic merit. Under Jahangir, the Mughal school paintings acquired greater charm, refinement and dignity. The emperor Jahangir had a great fascination for nature and took delight in the portraiture of birds, animals and flowers.
What is the style used in Kangra painting?
Pahari paintings, as the name suggests, were paintings executed in the hilly regions of India, in the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. It is in the development and modification of Pahari paintings, that the Kangra School features.
Which Mughal emperor was a painter?
The Mughal emperors Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan patronised highly skilled painters. 1.
Who painted Hamzanama painting?
The chief painters of the Hamza-Nama were Mir Sayyid ‘Ali of Tabriz and ‘Abd al-Samad of Shiraz. They were leading Iranian painters and rank holders in Akbar’s court.
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