mughal paintings

Mughal Painting
Author: Ashok Kumar Srivastava
Publisher:
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 122
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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.

Early Mughal Painting
Author: Milo Cleveland Beach
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 1987
Pages: 164
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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.

Mughal Painting
Author: Som Prakash Verma
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 198
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Using diverse sources - Persia, Central Asian, European, and Indian, Som Prakash Verma provides a detailed survey of Mughal painting. His thematic approach offers a fresh treatment of the subject and highlights features that set the genre apart. Verma's detailed account of the Mughal atelier, genre of narrative art, historical portraits, self - portraits, paintings on natural history, and the analyses of the impact of Renaissance art of Europe make the bookdistinctive. This little showcases the Mughal patrons' and painters' concern for aesthetic appeal and intellectual message.

The Technique Of Mughal Painting
Author: Moti Chandra
Publisher:
Release Date: 1949
Pages: 108
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Mughal Painting During Jahangir S Time
Author: Asok Kumar Das
Publisher:
Release Date: 1978
Pages: 278
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Mughal Paintings
Author: Sonya Rhie Quintanilla
Publisher:
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Pages: 368
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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

Mughal Painters And Their Work
Author: Professor of History (Retired) Verma
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1994
Pages: 438
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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 ofthe 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 theemperor", 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 inscriptionsis 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 theMughal school. The Bibliography, glossary and two indexes further enhance the value of this indispensable reference work.

Dawn Of Mughal Painting
Author: Asok Kumar Das
Publisher:
Release Date: 1982
Pages: 38
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Jahangir
Author: Sanjeev Prasad Srivastava
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 155
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Study on the achievements of Mughal artists during the reign of Jahangir, Emperor of Hindustan with special reference to characteristics of Mughal painting and miniature painting.

Mughal Art
Author: Shanti Swarup
Publisher:
Release Date: 1996
Pages: 136
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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.

Sports And Pastimes
Author: Norah M. Titley
Publisher:
Release Date: 1979
Pages: 36
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Aesthetic Hybridity In Mughal Painting  1526   1658
Author: Valerie Gonzalez
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Pages: 336
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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

Mug  H  Al Painter Of Flora And Fauna Ust  D Man     R
Author: Som Prakash Verma
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Pages: 164
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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.

Aspects Of Indian Art
Author: Pratapaditya Pal
Publisher: Brill Archive
Release Date: 1972
Pages: 285
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Deccan And Mughal Paintings
Author: Catherine Ann Glynn
Publisher:
Release Date: 2013
Pages:
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

Aspects Of Mughal Painting
Author: Som Prakash Verma
Publisher: Punascha
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 281
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

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.

Painting The Mughal Experience
Author: Som Prakash Verma
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 185
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

This is a comprehensive yet detailed account of Mughal Painting. Drawing on various primary and secondary sources, the author presents Mughal painting in a thematic rather than ruler-centric manner. He provides a vivid account of the Mughal atelier, as well as the work of individual artists,and examines the various influences in the creation of this magnificent genre of sixteenth-century narrative art. Specific art-forms such as portraiture, the depiction of nature, and the illustration of margins of manuscripts and minatures which are considered significant facets of Mughal paintingare minutely studied. Technical skills, motifs, and the symbolism, which is characteristic of this period are also discussed extensively. Two important chapters discuss the interesting and rather unprecedented phenomenon of inscribing the names of the artist on the works executed by them, and theinfluence of European Renaissance art on Mughal painting, respectively. The author provides fresh information on primary sources in the light of new approaches. Long-held opinions by established art historians on the historicity and other aspects of these minatures are also questioned, and sometimeseven refuted in the course of describing the various aspects of the genre.

Mughal And Rajput Painting
Author: Milo Cleveland Beach
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1992-09-24
Pages: 252
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

The Mughals - descendants of Timur and Genghiz Khan with strong cultural ties to the Persian world - seized political power in north India in 1526 and became the most important artistically active Muslim dynasty on the subcontinent. In this richly illustrated book, Dr Milo Beach shows how, between 1555 and 1630 in particular, Mughal patronage of the arts was incessant and radically innovative for the Indian context.

Paintings From Mughal India
Author: Andrew Topsfield
Publisher:
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 184
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

A unique style of court painting, combining Persian, Indian and European elements, developed in India under the Mughal emperors in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Originally an art of book illustration, it soon gave rise to highly naturalistic portraiture and scenes of court life, among other subjects. These elegant and expressive works reflect the splendour of the Mughal empire, as well as the enthusiasm of the emperors from Akbar (1556-1605) onwards for stories of adventure and romance, for the recording of great imperial assemblies, or the meticulous depiction of the flora and fauna of India. Among the highlights of the book are the illustrations to Akbar's magnificent Baharistan manuscript of 1595, and the court scenes from the reigns of Shah Jahan (1627-58) or the pleasure-loving Muhammad Shah (1719-48). This book reproduces many of the finest Mughal and Deccani paintings preserved in the Bodleian Library's rich and historic collection, largely formed between 1640 and 1900. These pictures range in date from around 1560 to 1800, when British influence was becoming dominant in India. Each image is presented as a full page colour plate with facing text describing its subject and significance, while the introduction situates the works within the general context of the period and its art. A number of textual revisions have been made since the book first appeared in 2008.

N C  Mehta Collection
Author: Ratan Parimoo
Publisher:
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 376
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS: