Miniature Paintings

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Dimension: 9.5x7 inches

Indian handicrafts are always rich in variety owing to great diversity in the cultural set-up of Indian society. The handicraft produced in far flung regions of India are unique and possess great historical traditions and artistry.

1. The Miniature Paintings are the popular form of painting. It depicts the beautiful images inspired and taken from the Hindu epics and mythologies, Hindu deities, God and Goddesses and royal court scenes.

The miniature painting is depicted on pieces of glass, paper, marble, silk and leather. Miniature painting is always appreciated for the magnificent display of rich colors and dazzling effects. Some of the popular sequels of original miniature paintings are The Rajput School of Miniature Paintings, The Deccan School of Miniature Paintings and The Mughal School of Miniature Paintings.

2. Miniature paintings are deeply rooted in many cultures and spans centuries. Miniature painting is a traditional style of art. It is very detailed and also referred to as "in miniature". These paintings are painted smooth on the surface. It is believed that the miniature paintings have been influenced by the ancient Rome. Miniature art history can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian manuscripts on papyrus scrolls. Monks has an important contribution in the development of the early miniature painting. The Miniature paintings are beautifully illuminated manuscripts like the Celtic Book of Kells and England's Lindisfarne Gospels. Both these paintings measures around 9" x 12".

3. The word miniature of the Miniature painting comes from the word 'minium' which is used for the red lead paint used in illuminated manuscripts and ‘miniare’ is a Latin word which means 'to color with red lead'. Miniature painting are often confused and assumed that the pieces of Miniature paintings are small paintings and depict the subjects on a smaller scale to be considered miniature art. Although that’s not the case, as the size of the Miniature painting has got nothing to do with the painting. The early manuscripts contain the miniatures which depicts the beautiful arrangements of life sized flower arrangements on their borders. The history of the Miniature art can be traced throughout the world in various other cultures.

4. Miniature painting is an art form that has a very rich history. The beautiful ornamental miniature painting is preserved in various forms from the intricate large pieces to intimate hand held works. The term "miniature", is addressed as the miniature painting. Miniature painting is confused with the word "miniaturize." Miniature painting is a wall sized work that could be painted "in miniature." It is a popular style and technique of painting. Today, the miniature art societies are present in the western society which solely works to promote and preserve traditional miniature art and the "spirit of miniature". Miniature

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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.