Regional school of paintings
Regional school of paintings can be further classify on 2 parts.
- Rajasthani school.
- Pahari school.
In this blog we will read about the Rajasthani school of paintings which is sub part of regional school of paintings.
Rajasthani school of paintings
Rajasthani school’s theme of paintings are based on Hindu traditions and also in the mythology. Battle scene, hunting scene and riding scene can also be find in these paintings. These paintings are develop in 3 phases viz
First phase – 16th century
In this phase mostly paintings are mural paintings and these are on solid and dark background.
Second phase – early 17th century
In this phase mostly are sophisticate paintings.
Third phase is 17th to 18th century
This phase starts the portrait painting in Rajasthani style which is a part of regional school of paintings. Rajasthani school also have Mughal influence in their paintings which can be see as the most of paintings of Rajasthani style are miniature paintings. They represent Radha Krishna, Nayak nayika and also the hunting scenes in their paintings.
Rajasthani school can be further subdivide on 4 schools viz
- Mewar school of paintings.
- Marwar school of paintings.
- Bundi school of paintings.
- Jaipur school of paintings.
Mewar school Paintings are also known as Ragmala Paintings. These paintings are based on Ragas. They combine the painting, music and poetry together.
Marwar school of painting
This school is also known as Kishangadh school of paintings. Theme of this school are Radha Krishna. They do liberal use of gold in the paintings. They also makes face of male and female similar. Krishna’s paint is blue in this school. They make narrow eyebrows in the paintings. Use of lotus fatal shape eyes is also dominant in this school. In this school there is minimum Mughal influence. Famous painter of this school are Nihal Chand, Raja Savant Singh. Famous painting is Bani Thani by Nihal Chand.
Bundi school of painting
Bundi school’s region is near Aravali range. They use to paint sky in different colours mostly in red colour. They also paints local vegetation in detail. Theme of the paintings are loving princess, pleasure etc. In this school mostly paintings are miniature paintings. They make human face round in their paintings. Sharp nose, narrow eyebrows are other main features of this school’s paintings.
Jaipur school of paintings
These paintings are based on indigenous fresco and mural paintings initially but later it further started making miniature paintings which show Mughal influence in it. Theme of this school are religious and devotional. They depicts Sanskrit in textual details in the paintings. They also use Hindu symbols like swastika, swan and lotus.
These schools are part of the Rajasthani school of paintings which is also a sub part of regional school of paintings in India.
To know about Miniature paintings click on this Miniature Paintings
For mural painting click on this Mural paintings
To know about Mughal paintings click on Mughal Paintings.
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