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Mughal Paintings

The Mughal painting depicts a specific style of south Asia especially north India depicting Mughal dynasty, which is confined to miniatures of either book illustrations or as a single work which can be kept in albums. It evolved from Persian school of Mughal painting which was influenced by Buddhist, Jain and Hindu and often revolved around battles or royal life etc.


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The Grand Mughal Procession Painting (18*12.5 Inches)

Rs. 1,950.00

Badshah Akbar Royal Procession Painting (18*12.5 Inches)

Rs. 1,800.00

The Majestic March Mughal Painting (18*13 Inches)

Rs. 1,750.00

‘The Farewell’ Jodha-Akbar Painting (18*13 Inches)

Rs. 1,750.00

Grand Mughal Procession Painting (12.5*18 Inches)

Rs. 1,850.00

Royal Mughal Procession Painting (12.5*18 Inches)

Rs. 1,850.00

"Royal Court Mughal Paintings" (14*19 Inches)

Rs. 1,950.00

Mughal Queen Court Painting (14*19 Inches)

Rs. 1,850.00

Lively Mughal Market Painting (14*19 Inches)

Rs. 1,750.00

Royal Charity Balance Mughal Painting (14*19 Inches)

Rs. 1,650.00

Thanks Offering Mughal Painting (14*19 Inches)

Rs. 1,700.00

Mughal Backyard Luxury Painting (14*19 Inches)

Rs. 1,750.00


Origin and who started the Mughal style of painting

The Delhi sultanate ruled over most parts of the Indian subcontinent before Mughal empire rose, miniature painting was seen in various regions or various courts around the 10th century at the time of Delhi sultanate. Mughal emperor Humayun upon returning from exile brought with him two Persian artists-Sayyed Ali and Abdus Samad khan who created famous paintings which deviated from the traditional art of Persia and came to be known as Mughal painting. It gained popularity amongst rulers as they found the idea of portraying themselves as royal very interesting. 

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  • Akbar succeeded his father in 1556 and laid down the foundation of Mughal painting, some of the finest work was seen under the reign of Akbar.
  •  This was succeeded by Jahangir who had an inclination towards art which proved to be beneficial for Mughal art or Mughal paintings.
  • Then came the reign of Shah Jahan where Mughal paintings were expanding but it became more rigid and formal. He commissioned various paintings for his personal use as well.
  • During the reign of Aurangzeb, some of the best Mughal paintings were created by seasoned painters themselves when they were certain that Aurangzeb would close these workshops as he was not interested in art 
  • A brief revival was seen during the reign of Muhammad shah but the Mughal paintings declined after his death and due to the east India company influence of western paintings were seen in all Indian paintings

What are the main features of Mughal paintings?

  • They were small in size due to which they are known as miniature paintings
  • As Mughal art included Indian atmosphere it was not connected to the scenes of the daily life of an Indian
  • The Mughal painting remained in the Mughal court itself and was unattainable for the people
  • Themes of Mahabharata or Ramayana was also selected along with Persian book of fables
  • During the reign of Jahangir, Mughal paintings received great refinement, charm or dignity 
  • Patronizing of an artist who was trained in Mughal paintings was seen by Mughal courtiers and provincial officials, from the inspiration by their overlord
  • The work which was done by the first-grade artist or artist employed in the imperial government was known as imperial Mughal paintings
  • The golden colour was used in abundance as it was considered to be the symbol of prosperity

Well, unlike the past where Mughal paintings were confined to the Mughal court, we have got some of the best handpicked Mughal paintings online or famous Mughal paintings online with an emphasis on traditional expertise such as the royal display of Mughal love painting depicting the royal life of the families of Mughal empire, royal Rajputana procession silk painting which depicts the king and queen in procession with the folk as a tradition of Rajputs and many more. order Mughal paintings online with reasonable prices without compromising on the quality ( as we focus on customer satisfaction) with just a click from the comfort of your home

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We at our handicraft online store provide a variety of other paintings as well such as Rajasthani paintings which flourished in Rajputana’s royal court during 17th and 18th century, a folk painting which depicted which are pictorial expressions of village painters choosing subjects from epics like Ramayana or Mahabharata or daily village life, abstract paintings online which refers to an attempt which does not represent visual reality but achieves its effect by using different shapes, colours, gestural marks and forms. It is the artist’s potential to use his imagination beyond what everybody can see and convert that into intangible emotions and many more products related to home and living, food and essentials, occasions, or paintings. There are innumerable products that are made for exporting internationally and hard at work artisan does not have the wherewithal to reach beyond his region. We are focused on bringing the legacies together and to you.

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