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Ethnic Wall Paintings of Rajasthan

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Rajput Painting

A brief write-up on Rajput Paintings is posted right below the following images and introduction. Please don’t miss viewing the write-up.

Rajput Painting

Rajput painting, also called Rajasthani painting, evolved and flourished in the Royal courts of Rajputana in India. Each Rajputana kingdom evolved a distinct style of painting, but with certain common features. 

Rajput Painting

Rajput paintings depict a number of themes like the events of epic Ramayana etc.

Rajput Painting

Miniatures in manuscripts or single sheets to be kept in albums were the preferred medium of Rajput painting. But many paintings were done on the walls of palaces, inner chambers of the forts, Havelis as well; particularly the Havelis, forts & palaces of Shekhawati kings.

Rajput Painting

Interested in buying some of the ethnic paintings of India? Here are some for your consideration. These are small selections from the timeless Rajpur paintings collected from multifarious sources :

Rajput Painting

The colours for these paintings were extracted from certain minerals, plant sources, conch shells, and were even derived by processing precious stones.

Rajput Painting

Gold and silver were also used. While there exists a plethora of themes in Rajput paintings, a common motif found throughout Rajput works is the purposeful manipulation of space. 

Rajput Painting

 

Outside of a purely artistic standpoint, Rajput paintings were often politically charged and commented on social values of the time.

Rajput Painting

Mewar’s rulers wanted these painting to portray their ambitions and establish their legacy. Therefore, paintings were often indicative of a ruler’s legacy or the changes made by them for the betterment of society.  

Rajput Painting

Both of these factors clearly distinguish Rajput paintings from Mughal paintings. While, from a chronological standpoint, both of these cultures clashed with one another, Rajput paintings only superficially adopted Mughal fashion and cultural standards. 

Rajput Painting
Rajput Painting

In the last decades of the 16th Century, Rajput art schools began to develop distinctive unique styles of their own combining indigenous as well as foreign influences like Persian, Mughal, Chinese and European.

Rajput Painting
Rajput Painting

Rajasthani painting consists of four principal schools that have within them several artistic styles and substyles that can be traced back to the various princely states that patronised these artists.

Rajput Painting
Rajput Painting

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By Mala Chandrashekhar

Though academically trained in modern Western Sciences, Blogger Mala Chandrashekhar is a crazy maniac of India's ageless, timeless ethnic arts, crafts & textiles. The rich & glorious cultural & spiritual heritage of India is a subject extremely dear to her heart, and the whole of this Blog has been dedicated to spreading the immortal glories of ancient India worldwide, to every nook & corner of the globe, through these simple Blog-posts. Any constructive criticisms & suggestions in this regard for improvement of the Blog 'MOST WELCOME'. Also, High-Quality Guest Blog-posts 'MOST WELCOME". LinkedIn Profile : https://in.linkedin.com/in/mala-chandrashekhar-04095917a