The Mughal period in Indian history had seen widespread cultural development, especially in the field of miniature paintings. These paintings are like binocular through which we can see the Medieval history of India. The introduction of new technique in the field of architect was also owns a noteworthy page in the history of
IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF MUGHAL MINIATURE PAINTINGS
Mughal Style and Subjects: Most of the miniature artists of Mughal era focused their attention on depicting beauty. They were much attentive to the intricacies of the designs of jewels and drapes, and clothes; sometimes forgetting the crucial factor of realism that they considered less important. However the rich designs and ornaments all have been given a splendid treatment by the artists. Look at the lady’s turban and the rich ornaments. Every item had been given a royal and detailed touch. Here we can see the characteristic of medieval warriors and the elephants used in wars.
Here we can see the characteristic of medieval warriors and the elephants used in wars.
Painting Techniques: Persian painters of miniature style had used upright formats for as their subject of depiction. They emphasized and used general setting with the flat aerial perspective. The Mughal Miniature artists, especially those who painted during the time of Emperor Akbar (1556-1605), maintained that qualities of the Persian style, too, in their work. But they were progressive, too. They added their vision and took some artistic freedom, applying naturalism in their work. These artists tried depicting the detailed observation of the world in their immediate surround. In that sense they were a bit like genre painters. The keen observation of some of the paintings of Akabarnama would speak for this changed perspective.
Mughal Miniatures: Exploring New Subjects
Animal Painting in Miniatures: The Miniature artists also painted animals like Cheetah in the scenes involving bravery of a prince. They would paint natural scenes like trees and gardens. Such paintings are done for the the illustrations of events narrated in the book Akabarnama.
Thus the birds and garden became the additional beauty of the miniatures done during and after his time. However in the subsequent period, the Emperors of Mughal dynasty were not so fond of art. But the miniature paintings had become the integral part of
The Mughal Miniature artists have widened their choices of objects to be painted: they have included painting the birds and animals, too, in their artwork. Here is one of the nicest paintings done in this line. It depicts a Mughal prince with a Falcon in his hand. It shows how the prices, kings and the emperors were fond of animals and birds.