Exhibition “Indian Historical Monuments in Company Painting School” in National Museum (Download PDF)

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Exhibition on “Indian Historical monuments in Company Painting School” in Ajanta Hall, National Museum presents illustrated paintings on Indo-Islamic Monuments with scenes of Mughal Architectures made with photo realistic approach.

Indian Historical monuments in Company Painting School

Indian Historical Monuments in Company Painting School

Indian Historical monuments in Company Painting School

Small Temporary Exhibition

  • Launched new initiative- “Small Temporary Exhibition” from its reserve collection based on several themes to attract visitors to view new artifacts every fortnight.
  • Allows visitor’s to experience significant art pieces of reserve storage remaining out of focus.
  • The first temporary exhibition was on “Traditional Headgear of India” from the Decorative Arts department to showcase printed turban, embroidered dopalli and Maratha stitched cap and zardozi cap specially designed for occasional and ceremonial bases.

“Indian Historical Monuments in Company Painting School

  • Indian Historical monuments in Company Painting School” presents illustrated paintings on Indo-Islamic Monuments with scenes of Mughal Architectures made with photo realistic approach.
  • In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries India witnessed a new genre of painting popularly known as ‘Company School’ primarily under the patronage of the British East India Company.
  • Indian artists trained in British water color style documenting Indian life scene, monuments, art and culture as paintings.
  • Paintings carried as souvenir to England.
  • Paintings mostly painted in full profile such asRed Fort of Delhi (1639 - 48 CE) andTaj Mahal (1630 - 48 CE)
  • Few depict only important part of the monument highlighting special features like Interior of the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daula.

Forthcoming Small Temporary Exhibitions (Important for Art and Culture)

  • Stuccos from Taxila
  • Exploring Seals: Silver, copper, stone seals with bilingual and trilingual inscriptions from the Epigraphy
  • Ornamental Arms and Armour
  • Shoes and sandals from Central Asia
  • Folk objects of Bengal: With special reference to the wooden dolls and sholapitha objects
  • Man: the creator, the development of tool making by Early man. It will deal with early man and the tools they have used during different time span of evolution
  • Calligraphy in the Holy Quran
  • Western Art in Indian Museum

- Published/Last Modified on: August 29, 2017

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