july, 2017

23jul10:00 am4:00 pmMiniature Art WorkshopLearn the medieval art of making miniature paintings at this workshop! Event Organized By: Sanskriti Museum

Event Details

No. of seats: 15
Fees: Rs.900 (inclusive of material)
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Miniature paintings were originally created for the courts of the Mughal empire during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. These paintings are meticulously detailed, and are characterized by delicate brushwork. The paintings, distinctive in its own style said to have begun with Khwaja Samad of Shiraz who was patronized by Humayun and continued in the time of Akbar. The Persian artists who flocked to the court of the Mughal rulers taught the new technique to the Indian artists and themselves benefitted by absorbing the best elements of indigenous traditions, with the result that a rare blend of a wonderful new school of art came into existence.
No description of Miniature Painting, which started as an art of illustration and excelled in portraiture in the succeeding period, would be incomplete without a reference to the delicate treatment of birds, animals and plants which ranks among some of the greatest masterpieces of this period.

About the artist:
Padmashree awardee, Jai Prakash is a self-taught artist who was born in Delhi in 1970. He was also the recipient of the national award in India in 1998 for his delicate brushwork and meticulous details, sometimes so intricate that one would need a magnifying glass to see the actual details.
The artist is adept in several schools and styles of Indian miniature painting including Kangra, Guler, Basohli, Malwa, and Bundi. Well conversant with the peculiarities of various painting styles, Jai Prakash has also discovered and revived the practice of using mineral colours, beetle wings, and making various types of brushes. Instead of copying the traditional style, he has successfully used the techniques and ethos to create original compositions reflecting his personal style. The artist has executed several commissions and restoration works for private as well as government organisations and has participated in several exhibitions.



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Miniature Art Workshop