The tradition of Indian miniature painting can be traced from the 9thth century in the Buddhist Pala period palm leaf manuscript of eastern India and in. The album contains eight paintings mostly from the Deccan, including five large Losty, J.P., Indian Miniatures from the James Ivory Collection. The Deccan miniatures were influenced by Mughal and Rajasthan style of miniature paintings. Printed in Madhumalati, the painting given here is an illustration.


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In Mughal art, these elements blend, dissolve and undergo a chemical transformation and acquire a new elemental status, while in the art of Deccan, they retain their identity, distinguishable from their Indian deccani miniature paintings.

It was a sort of physical compounding.


Deccani art is like a combination of two sets of elements. The two sets do not so blend that from them is born a third.

Indian Miniature Paintings: The Deccani and Paithan Schools

This initial form which was more or less the Turkish or Persian idiom transplanted deccani miniature paintings Indian soil apart, what defined the Deccani painting to most minds was its subsequently evolved form that blended with the Islamic the elements of indigenous art traditions folk or otherwise, and the characteristic Deccani landscape with rich vibrant nature, which gave to Indian art some excellent miniatures.

This Deccani art, with its highly charged compositions, fine line-work, great sense of geometry, pleasing perspectives, faces and eyes brimming with deccani miniature paintings, well defined nature and landscape and intense colours, deccani miniature paintings a kind of moody romanticism, which even the Mughal paintings often lack.

An excellent portrayal of a professional snake-charmer displaying his skill in streets. He is holding a snake's hood in his left hand, while its rope-like long body passes to his feet from around his back.

Deccani Schools of Paintings - General Knowledge Today

The holy family, which generally depicts Shiva Parvati with both Deccani miniature paintings and Kartikeya, has obvious absence of Ganesha in this painting. Shiva is holding Parvati and Kartikeya appears frightened of something and is trying to climb up to Nandi for protection.

The Ganga falling from the deccani miniature paintings of Shiva is painted right in the center of the painting divided it into two halves.


The tiger, vahan deccani miniature paintings Parvati is shown as a small figure behind the seated couple. The colours are strong and the green hillock is peculiar of late Deccan style. On a patterned ground, the holy man reads the text from a manuscript and facing him are four disciples.


Three of the disciples seem to take interest in the discussion and the fourth is completely lost in his own thoughts. In the deccani miniature paintings of acrobatic performance the painting represents Raga-putra Deshakha, one of the offshoots of main Ragas.

In visual transform Deshakha is represented as three acrobats, one, turning deccani miniature paintings, second, climbing a pole, and third, lifting a weight. A big halo encircle the head of the man symbolizing his high position.

The two sons of Siva fight with each deccani miniature paintings who will inherit the kingdom as their Mother Parvati admonishes them. The miniature painting style, which flourished initially in the Bahmani court of Bahmani Sultanate and later in the courts of Ahmadnagar, Bijapur, Bidar Berrar and Golkonda is popularly known as the Deccan school of Painting.

Deccan painting - Wikipedia

Tradition of the early Deccani painting continued long after the extinction of the Deccan Sultanates of Ahmednagar, Bijapur and Golconda. Main deccani miniature paintings The colors of the Deccani schools paintings are rich and brilliant and are different from those of the northern painting.

Distinctive features of the Deccani paintings deccani miniature paintings the 18th and 19th centuries are observed in the treatment of the ethnic types, costumes, jewellery, flora, fauna, landscape and colours. Notable Works Ahmednagar painting: Important and notable work is Najum-al-ulum Stars of Scienceswhich has as many as miniature illustrations.