Indian Miniature Painting
Indian art known for its colours and Indian culture known for its Indian art, we cannot separate Indian art and Indian culture both from each other. It is evident that Indian art consists of various art forms at present days, however in ancient period the Indian art had been famous for different kind of sculptures, for that various kind of stones, metal and mixture of metals were used to make a variety of sculptures in a range of Indian art styles. Later the Indian artists developed different painting styles in different regions, influenced by the cultural and religious practice of people of India. Most of the art developed by the Indian artists were based on religious subjects, and was very successful in that period even though maximum number of art pieces sold in India is based on religious topics till date.
Noorjahan Queen Portrait: Miniature painting India
The art had been flourishing in India since it is started and artists were busy and had enough business in making sculptures for temple and other royal buildings. Different regions have different style of making art pieces whether it is a sculpture or a painting. Several Indian artists developed different styles of paintings in different periods known as Indian art. The paintings styles including Indian miniature paintings can be find in various regions, Mughal miniatures mostly North India like Rajasthan, Kangra/Guler school of art, Pahari paintings belong to hills areas of India like Basholi, Chamba in Himachal Pradesh and kashmir, Madhubani art Bihar, Kalighat school of art West Bengal, kalamkari and tanjavur painting style Tamilnadu, warli paintings - Maharashtra, pattachitra belong to Odisha etc.
India is also famous for its art and crafts made by hand called Indian handicrafts. The styles including Bidri art style, metal craft of India differs from their North Indian and south Indian style, sculptures from north and south India are different in style and methods of making are also different. Terracotta art can be find in every village of India, stoneware, ceramic, Blue pottery, black pottery etc. etc these are the various terracotta art form can be find in India.
King dancing with his queen and musician
India also known for its various folk art, tribal art and classical dance forms belong to various regions of India, Howevre there are several folk and classical dance forms in India, but some of the famous dance forms are listed here like Bharatanatyam dance form belong to Tamilnadu, Kathakali dance – Kerala, Odissi dance (nratya) Orissa, Manipuri dance, Bihu dance belong to Assam state, Bhangra – Punjab, kuchipudi – Andhra Pradesh, Kathak – North India, Kalbelia Rajasthan etc.
Famous Indian Art Painting styles of India:
Contemporary Indian Art
Mewar School of Art
Pahari painting, Kangra school of art, Basholi, Chamba in Himachal Pradesh and kashmir
Madhubani art, Bihar
Kalighat school of art, West Bengal,
kalamkari and tanjavur painting style, Tamilnadu
warli paintings, Maharashtra,
Indian paintings have old historical values, first Indian paintings evident in cave paintings, rock paintings done in around 3000 years ago. India has various ancient painting sites in all over India and the evident find in Ajanta & Ellora caves in Aurangabad Maharashtra, Bagh cave in Madhya Pradesh, Sittanavasal cave Paintings in Tamilnadu etc.
Artist making art pieces
Elephant Combat- elephant fighting scene made in 1760
An event in which group of cows with their owners and wommen standing in que for their urn to perform ritual practice
woman guiding queen in the dark with torch
Indian miniature painting, fight scenne between goddess and devils
Love scene, pahari miniature painting
teracotta art pieces India
Paper mache and Madhbani art