Ahmednagar school of Painting
- Female appearing in the painting belongs to the northern tradition of malwa.
- choli (bodice) & long pigtails braided & ending in a tassel are the northern costume.
- Colors used are rich and brilliant
- Persian influence – high horizon, gold sky and the landscape.
Bijapur school of Painting
- ladies – tall and slender and are wearing the south Indian dress.
- Rich color scheme, the palm trees, animals and men and women all belongs to the deccani tradition.
- Profuse use of gold color
- Some flowering plants and arabesques on the top of the throne are derived from the Persian tradition.
Golconda school of Painting
- “lady with the myna bird”, about 1605
- Colors are rich and brilliant
- Continued long after the extinction of the Deccan sultanates of Ahmednagar, Bijapur & Golconda.
Hyderabad school of Painting
- Belongs to the third quarter of the 18th century.
- Introduced by several mughal painters who migrated to the deccan during the period of aurangzeb and sought patronage there.
- Distinctive features: treatment of the ethnic types, costumes, jewellery, flora, fauna, landscape and colors.
- Typical characteristics: rich colors, the deccani facial types and costumes
Tanjore school of Painting
- Developed by Chola rulers
- works on cloth stretched over wood
- Mostly glass paintings
- Style of painting: bold drawing, techniques of shading and the use of pure and brilliant colors
- Flourished during the late 18th and 19th centuries.
- Style is decorative and is marked by the use of bright colors and ornamental details.
- Conical crown: a typical feature of the Tanjore painting.
Mysore school of Painting
- More subtle & done on paper, while the tanjore works on cloth stretched over wood.
- Deal mostly with sacred icons painted for devotional purposes.
Theatrical framing of the iconic paintings should be particularly noted.