In this section of Art History, we will make an endeavor to understand those epical pieces of Art and Literature, which has shaped our aesthetics. The painting and literature of any given period provides us with an insight to the cerebral and cultural sensibilities of the people who executed them. The painting styles are influenced by the local traditions and cross-cultural interaction.
The Medieval Manuscripts represented a distinct civilizational ethos. Works like Baburnama and Akbarnama can be called the marvels of the medieval world.
Manuscripts such as Bhagvad Purana and Gita Govinda have shaped the Hindu understanding of Gods and Goddesses. Artists and artisans refer to these very texts for authentic description of gods
Therefore any comprehensive study of art would be incomplete without the understanding of Art History.
Some of the important topics under Art History are as follows :