Orissa School, Kangra School, &Thangka School for Tripura PSC

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Orissa School

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  • The earliest surviving examples of miniature painting in Orissa appear to belong to the th century A.D.

  • Some good examples of the paintings of this period are a court scene and four illustrated leaves of a manuscript of the Gita Govinda

  • In Orissa, palm-leaf continued to be used even upto the 19th century.

  • The outline drawing was rendered with a stylus on the palm-leaf and then charcoal or ink was rubbed on the drawing.

  • A few colours were sparingly used to fill in the designs.

  • The technique of painting on paper was, however, different and was like the one used in other schools of painting.

  • The early manuscripts display neatness in drawing.

  • Later on in the 18th century, the line becomes bold and a little crude but the style in general is very decorative and ornamental.

Kangra School

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Image of Kangara School

  • Raja samsarchand promoted

  • Love scenes of Radha-Krishna

  • The school translated poetry into paintings

  • Famous painters-Manku,kishanlal and Pattu

Thangka School

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Image of Thangka School

  • Ladakh region

  • Miniature paintings

  • Chinese influence

  • Popular symbol dragon

  • Theme Buddhist

  • Use of silk in the Painting.

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