Indian Traditional Paintings

Painting in India were either executed on walls, scrolls or on folios. The subject was mainly religious or drew from the two Epics. The Mughal miniatures were influenced by the Persian style and later developed into distinct individual regional Styles.
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Amazing Facade in #Lahore, Pakistani Province of Punjab

Amazing Facade in #Lahore, Pakistani Province of Punjab

Bahadur Shah II, last Mughal Emperor of India (1838-1857). Painted by August Schoefft in 1854.   Shah II was the last Mughal emperor and a member of the Timurid Dynasty. After his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British tried and then exiled him from Delhi and sent him to Rangoon in then-British-controlled Desi.

Bahadur Shah II, last Mughal Emperor of India (1838-1857). Painted by August Schoefft in 1854. Shah II was the last Mughal emperor and a member of the Timurid Dynasty. After his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British tried and then exiled him from Delhi and sent him to Rangoon in then-British-controlled Desi.

A Floral Fantasy, first half of the 17th century. Islamic. Gursharan and Elvira Sidhu Collection, Seattle | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans

A Floral Fantasy, first half of the 17th century. Islamic. Gursharan and Elvira Sidhu Collection, Seattle | This work is featured in our “ Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy” exhibition, on view through July 26, 2015. #DeccanSultans

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower)    Miniatures from the Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century    The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower) Miniatures from the Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Two Orioles, Mughal, North India, c. 1610. This composition is closely related to European botanical and natural history studies which had begun to reach the Mughal court by the late 16th century. The upper bird is a male Indian Golden Oriole (Oriolus kundoo), the lower bird a male Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus).  Via the Ashmolean

Two Orioles, Mughal, North India, c. 1610. This composition is closely related to European botanical and natural history studies which had begun to reach the Mughal court by the late 16th century. The upper bird is a male Indian Golden Oriole (Oriolus kundoo), the lower bird a male Black-hooded Oriole (Oriolus xanthornus). Via the Ashmolean

This illustration to the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar) depicts the Mughal emperor Akbar (r.1556–1605) on horseback, inspecting a wild elephant captured from a herd during a royal hunting expedition near Malwa in north central India. The elephant is shown tethered to a tree to start its training process, and two trained elephants can be seen in the foreground being led away. The manuscript describes in detail the process of training a wild elephant.

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This illustration to the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar) depicts the Mughal emperor Akbar (r.1556–1605) on horseback, inspecting a wild elephant captured from a herd during a royal hunting expedition near Malwa in north central India. The elephant is shown tethered to a tree to start its training process, and two trained elephants can be seen in the foreground being led away. The manuscript describes in detail the process of training a wild elephant.

MOGHUL MANUSCRIPT, ILLUMINATED 17TH CENTURY Mansur,Ustad A Barbet (Himalayan blue-throated bird). Ustad Mansur was a 17th century Mughal painter who specialised in depicting plants and animals. Jahangir Period, Mughal miniature painting; 1615.

MOGHUL MANUSCRIPT, ILLUMINATED 17TH CENTURY Mansur,Ustad A Barbet (Himalayan blue-throated bird). Ustad Mansur was a 17th century Mughal painter who specialised in depicting plants and animals. Jahangir Period, Mughal miniature painting; 1615.

Persian painting

Persian painting

Mansur, Kingfisher, Indian, Mughal period, about 1620.

Mansur, Kingfisher, Indian, Mughal period, about 1620.

Indian Floral Flower Miniature Painting Moghul Mughal Handmade Watercolor Art

Indian Floral Flower Miniature Painting Moghul Mughal Handmade Watercolor Art

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