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Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 3rd Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 3rd Floor; Left of Room 307

Mogul King With Flower for Beloved

Artwork
Identifier:
2006.098.3
Artist:
Shyamu Ramdev
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the Permanent Collection)
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13.75 in Width: 9.5 in
Description:
Man standing on decorated floor and holding a flower in one hand and a sword in the other. many different pattern designs.
Historical Context:
The art of Indian miniature painting was introduced to India in the 16th century by the Mughals who brought the artform from Persia. These Persian artists trained Indian artists who then created paintings in a new distinctive style of their own, later named Rajput or Rajasthani miniature. Artist Shyamu Ramdev’s family has been working as artists within the Bhawani Singh’s royal palace for three generations. While keeping the traditional art alive, contemporary Rajput artists, like Shyamu, are getting creative by painting on old manuscripts, postcards and other old documents.