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  1. 1. INDIAN TRADITIONAL PAINTING STYLE… Rajasthani Painting Mysore painting Tanjore painting Madhubani painting Pattachitra painting Kalamkari painting Mughal painting
  2. 2. Rajasthani Painting Rajasthani Painting also known as Rajput painting. Rajasthani Painting is a style of Indian painting, evolved and flourished during the 18th century in the royal courts of Rajputana,India. Rajput paintings depict a number of themes, events of epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Krishna’s life, beautiful landscapes, and humans. The colours were extracted from certain minerals, plant sources, conch shells, and were even derived by processing precious stones. Gold and silver were used. The preparation of desired colours was a lengthy process, sometimes taking weeks. Brushes used were very fine.
  3. 3. Mysore painting Mysore painting is an important form of classical South Indian painting that originated in the town of Mysore in Karnataka. Mysore traditional painting are off-shoots, made a great historical contribution to the art of India. Mysore paintings are known for their elegance, muted colours, and attention to detail. The themes for most of these paintings are Hindu gods and goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology.
  4. 4. Tanjore painting Tanjore painting is an important form of classical South Indian painting native to the town of Thanjavur (anglicized as Tanjore style Tanjore) in Tamil Nadu, India. painting depicting The art form dates back to about the ten Sikh 1600 AD. Gurus with Bhai Bala and Bhai Tanjore paintings are known for Mardana. their surface richness, vivid colours and compact composition. Tanjore paintings serving as devotional icons, the themes of most of these paintings are Hindu gods and goddesses, and saints as well.
  5. 5. Madhubani painting Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India and the adjoining parts of Terai in Nepal. Themes revolve around Hindu Gods and mythology, along with scenes from the royal court and social events like weddings. Generally no space is left empty; the gaps are filled by paintings of flowers, animals, birds, and even geometric designs. In this paintings artists uses leaf, Herbs, Flowers to make the colour which is used to draw paintings.
  6. 6. Pattachitra painting Pattachitra refers to the folk painting of the state of Orissa. Patta in Sanskrit means Vastra or clothings and chitra means paintings. These Paintings are based on Hindu Mythology and specially inspired by Jagannath and Vaishnava cult. The painters use vegetable and mineral colours without going for factory made poster colours. They prepare their own colours. The painting the pattachitra resemble the old murals of Orissa especially religious centres of Puri, Konarak and Bhubaneshwar region, dating back to the 5th century BC. Various Hindu Gods are shown in Pattachitra
  7. 7. Kalamkari painting Kalamkari or Qalamkari is derived from the Persian words kalam-pen and kari -craftmanship, meaning drawing with a pen. The Kalamkari tradition chiefly consists of scenes from Hindu mythology. Kalamkari art has been practised by many families in Andhra Pradesh and has constituted their livelihood over 3000 years old. There are two distinctive styles of kalamkari art in India - one, the Srikalahasti style and the other, the Machalipatnam style of art.
  8. 8. Mughal painting Mughal painting is a particular style of South Asian painting. Mughal paintings were a unique blend of Indian, Persian and Islamic styles. Brilliant red, blue and green colours predominate; the pink, eroded rocks and the vegetation, planes and blossoming plum and peach trees are used for colouring. Mughal kings wanted visual records of their deeds as hunters and conquerors, their artists accompanied them on military expeditions or missions of state, or recorded their prowess as animal slayers, or depicted them in the great dynastic ceremonies of marriages.