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Mural Painting: History, Styles of Art and its Characteristics

Jul 27, 2018
The Mural Painting or artwork is date back to the times beyond the pages of history and as a form of valuable testimony of life from the prehistoric time to today. It is associated with Modern man, who first appeared in Africa around 200,000 BC, and began migrating northwards into Europe and Asia sometime after 100,000 BC. In this article, we are giving the concept, definition and characteristics of Mural Painting, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Cave Painting

Aug 18, 2012
Cave paintings of India date back to the prehistoric times.

Warli Painting

Aug 18, 2012
The Warlis or Varlis are an indigenous tribe or Adivasis, living in Mountainous as well as coastal areas of Maharashtra-Gujarat border and surrounding areas.

Modern Indian Painting

Aug 18, 2012
Modern Indian Painting

Bengal School of Art

Aug 18, 2012
The Bengal School of Art was an influential style of art that flourished in India during the British Raj in the early 20th century.


Aug 18, 2012

Madhubani Paintings

Aug 18, 2012
Madhubani painting originated in a small village, known as Maithili, of the Bihar state of India. 

Tanjore Paintings

Aug 18, 2012
Tanjore Painting is an art-form that was developed in a South Indian town called Tanjore the capital city of the Chola dynasty, encouraged by it's Maratha rulers of the 17th century.

Mysore Painting

Aug 17, 2012
The erstwhile state of Mysore established a unique and distinctive form of painting in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Rajput painting

Aug 17, 2012
Rajput painting, also known as Rajasthani Painting, is a style of Indian paintings developed and flourished during the 18th century in the royal courts of Rajasthan. Rajasthan has played a significant role in the growth of Indian art.

Mughal Painting

Aug 17, 2012
Indian painting has a very long tradition and history in Indian art. Mughal painting reflects an exclusive combination of Indian, Persian and Islamic styles.

Malwa Deccan and Jaunpur schools of painting

Aug 17, 2012
Indian painting has a very long tradition and history in Indian art

Western Indian Miniature Painting

Aug 17, 2012
Miniatures paintings are beautiful handmade paintings, which are quite colorful but small in size.

Eastern Indian Painting

Aug 17, 2012
Eastern Indian painting, also called Pala painting, Buddhist divinity school of painting that flourished in the 12th centuries in the area of what are modern Bengal and Bihar .

Genres Of Indianpainting

Dec 10, 2010
Indian paintings can be broadly classified as the murals and miniatures. Murals are huge works executed on the walls of solid structures, as in the Ajanta Caves and the Kailashnath temple. Miniature paintings are executed on a very small scale on perishable material such as paper and cloth.

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