Indian Native painting

Antique Beaded Jewelry Indian native painting can be termed as the visual expression of the deepest instincts and emotions of native Indians. Traditional Indian painting, along with being spontaneous and instinctive, is also rooted in man's social experience and cultural heritage. It is a visual art, which is connected with the power of imagination, ideal and energy, and is articulated through lines and colors. Indians knew the art of painting since prehistoric times.

The earliest paintings in India can be found on the walls of Bhimbetka caves in Madhya Pradesh.

Painted geometric designs and symbols have also been found on pottery items belonging to the Indus valley civilization. The high point of painting in the ancient period can be seen in the frescoes from Ajanta, which depicts the life and style of that period realistically. The medieval period is remembered for the Persian styled miniature paintings introduced by the Mughals. Not only were Mughal miniatures great masterpieces, they also influenced local miniature schools in Rajasthan, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Imagination and experience of human beings vary with culture and times. Thus, a land as diversified as India, becomes the natural store of many-faceted, dynamic art painting traditions. The infinite variety of Indian native painting includes Miniatures, Glass painting, Madhubani painting, Warli painting, Phad painting, Batik, Patachitra, and a host of other treasured forms of folk painting. Craftsinindia has made an honest effort of showcasing the rich diversity of Indian art paintings, in all its beauty and vigor. Authentic paintings have been gathered from artists whose fingers create magic with colors and lines. Each object of art is a rare collectible item, amazingly beautiful and affordable at the same time.

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Explore the colors and images of incredible India at this rare online gallery of Indian Paintings, consisting magnificent Madhubani paintings, mysterious Warli paintings, Patachitras, Tribal Paintings, Thangka Paintings and also contemporary Indian art paintings.