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Current Location:
South Apartment D -> 3rd Floor (bldg D)
Location Notes:
South D; 3rd fl., Lounge, Rt. of Stairwell

Maharana Jawan Singh at a Holy Recitation in the Garden Mansion (1835)

Giclée (Original is in the Permanent Collection)
circa 2008
Artworks -
The top of the image has a large mosque building with a colorful floral background. The bottom has a silver square bordered by trees. It is surrounded by a huge mass of small people. A red-orange border frames the entire image.
Historical Context:
Mewār painting is one of the most important schools of Indian miniature painting from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was was developed in the Hindu principality of Mewār (in Rājasthān state). The works are characterized by simple bright colors and direct emotional appeal. The earliest-dated examples come from a series painted in 1605 at Chawand, a historical village and the last capital of Mewār under the reign of Maharana Pratap

Wikipedia Summary:

Indian Art consists of a variety of art forms, including plastic arts (e.g., pottery and sculpture), visual arts (e.g., cave paintings), and textile arts (e.g., woven silk). Geographically, it spans the entire Indian subcontinent, including what is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A strong sense of design is characteristic of Indian art and can be observed in its modern and traditional forms.

The origin of Indian art can be traced to pre-historic Hominid settlements in the 3rd millennium BC. On its way to modern times, Indian art has had cultural influences (e.g., Indus Valley and Hellenistic), as well as religious influences such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. In spite of this complex mixture of religious traditions, generally the prevailing artistic style at any time and place has been shared by the major religious groups.

In historic art, sculpture in stone and metal, mainly religious, has survived the Indian climate better than other media, and provides most of the best remains. Many of the most important ancient finds that are not in carved stone come from surrounding, drier regions rather than India itself. Indian funeral and philosophic traditions exclude grave goods, which are a main source of ancient art in other cultures.
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
India ink
folk art
folk artists