Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900 (BOK)

John Guy, Jorrit Britschgi

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Traditionally, Indian paintings have been classified according to regional styles or dynastic periods, with an emphasis on subject matter and narrative content. This fascinating publication counters the long-held view of the anonymity of Indian art, emphasizing the combined tools of connoisseurship and inscription evidence to reveal the identities of individual artists and their oeuvres through an analysis of style. Enchanting colour illustrations highlight over one hundred works spanning eight centuries. The introduction outlines the origins of early Indian painting in the first millennium, which set the scene for the development of the art of the book. The chapters that follow examine manuscript painting as it developed from palm leaf to paper; the Sultanate and North Indian Hindu tradition; the Mughal school under the patronage of emperors; Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan; the renaissance of the Hindu courts from 1650 to 1730; the later styles of the Punjab Hill and Rajasthani courts; Company School painting; and, the coming of photography. Each chapter features a summary of the period and biographical essays of specific artists followed by a selection of their works. The forty most eminent painters chosen are among the greatest in the history of Indian painting. Each could lay claim to the honorific bestowed by emperors on their favourite painters: Nadirai-i-zaman, 'the wonder of the age'.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter John Guy, Jorrit Britschgi
ISBN 9780300175820
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 22,9cm x 25,4cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 1424 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Oriental art

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