Indian Painting: From Cave Temples to the Colonial Period


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Indian miniature paintings, from portraits of maharajas to depictions of divine rogues, illustrate a radiant, plentiful world. This volume introduces non-specialists to the art form, covering notable styles, legends, and historic personalities. It discusses palm leaf scriptures, animal likenesses, music-inspired images, techniques, and European influences. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts' collection, assembled by A.K. Coomaraswamy, is one of the finest. This comprehensive history includes 120 pieces, many reproduced in color for the first time.

Author: Joan Cummins


9.5 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs


Exposure to direct sunlight will cause discoloration, and high temperatures will break down the binding.