A Magic World: New Visions of Indian Painting

By: Molly Emma Aitken (Ed.)

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In the 100 years since Ananda Coomaraswamy wrote his seminal Rajput Painting, the field of Indian painting studies has gone from a period of explosive discovery to a deepening of knowledge about individual artists and workshops. More recently, scholars have also begun to probe artists’ and patrons’ creative decisions and have entered into extensive conversation with South Asian cultural studies in general. They reconsider Coomaraswamy’s distinction between “Rajput”and Mughal painting and focus more on the connections between these two worlds, analyzing the complex meanings these paintings might have held for their artists, patrons and viewers. This celebratory volume probes the cultural preoccupations of 16th- to early 20th-century Rajput, Mughal and Deccan India, and provides delightful new insights into the magic world of Indian painting. Molly Emma Aitken is Associate Professor in the Art Department at the City College of New York and the Art History Department at the CUNY Graduate Center. She has published extensively on Mughal and Rajput painting. Printed Pages: 129 with numerous colour illustrations.

Title: A Magic World: New Visions of Indian Painting

Author Name: Molly Emma Aitken (Ed.)

Categories: India, Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, The Marg Foundation: 2016

ISBN: 9789383243150

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 25 x 32 Cm

Seller ID: 111499

Keywords: A Magic World: New Visions of Indian Painting Molly Emma Aitken (Ed.)