India is a land of art and culture since time immemorial. Numerous art grew and flourished in this revered land. Painting is one of such domain which prospered here for ages. Miniature painting originated in Medieval periodith the emergence of Mughal in the political horizon of India. Their royal patronage helped in the widespread enrichment of this art. Mughal emperors took personal interest in the propagation of miniature
Indian Miniatures are intricate handmade illuminations executed flawlessly with subtle brushwork. Miniature painting derived its name from its diminutive size and intricate designs. The colors used in the miniatures were extracted from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells, pure gold and silver. The
of Jains and Buddhists, and the Mughal, Rajput, and Deccan Miniatures are noted for their meticulous execution and artistic skills.
The fine stroke of brushes conveyed the themes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagvata Purana, Rasikpriya, Rasamanjiri, etc. These masterpieces of yore have a universal appeal which still touch the right chord of the audience.Moreover minature paintings influenced many regional
schools of art
like that of Kota-Bundi, Kishangarh, Jaipur,kangra, Mandi and many more.