Wednesday, May 06th, 2009 | Author:

The land of sumptuous Dal bhati churma and kachori is also blessed with pleasant art forms that still bear a strong resemblance of the olden era. Whether it is the tie-dye pattern in sarees or dupattas or the intrinsic gota work in the cholis, Rajasthan of the present stage has gone through a serious of historic influences. Dynasty ruling and the prevalent culture change brought in by Moghuls has flavored the paintings from time to time.


Remarkable sketches and portraits seemed to be an important concept during the kingly rule. The life size paintings of the kings and queens, court room drama, palanquin travel were a common depiction. Udaipur citizens had a major patronage towards paintings where the canvas was decked with the minute description of the crowd as various activities, palace activities were drawn with great detail.


Typicality is certain in each form of painting though originating from a common state. This art is typical of Kota where the paintings had certain intrinsic qualities that has the calligraphy art which is prominent. There another quality seen in during the Bundi reign.

The Pichwas is an art of Rajasthan painting which has a major fan following. There are more descriptions of the various act of Lord Krishna which is also a typical trait of Rajasthan. The Chunar Ragmala which was famous during the Mughal times is another variation of Rajashthani art.



Rajasthni paintings continue to be in demand in the local scene and also have international audience. Lovers of art hold a lot of value to the fresco style of wall painting in the typical Rajasthan style. The grandeur of the palace routine is well captured in the gait and clothes of the court sessions. Similar vibrancy is seen in the paintings related to rural theme. Unique styles are seen in the gem paintings or the phad art which again the specialty of Rajasthan culture.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
Leave a Reply