Pala school of paintings
Apabrahmsa school of paintings
- Miniature paintings.
- Bulging eyes,
- Pointed nose & Double chin.
- Use of Bright & Gold colors.
- Stiff figure.
- Animals & Birds separated as toys.
- Influence of Indian, Persian & European styles.
- Used of Brilliant colors.
- Marked by supple naturalism
- Accuracy in line drawing.
- Primarily aristocratic and secular.
- Mostly of miniature paintings.
- Used foresightening technique – Objects are in a way that they closer & Smaller than they really are.
- Tuti-nama – first work of the Mughal School.
- Hamza-nama ( illustrations on cloth)- more developed & refined than Tuti-nama.
- Patronized a Persian painter named Bihzad.
- Brought 2 Persian painters; Abdus Sammad & Mir Saeed Ali.
- From now Persian influence started.
- Organised painting in imperial karkhanas & also introduced European style.
- Abdus Samad, Farrukh Beg, Khusro Kuli, Jamshed, Basawan, Daswanth, etc were the prominent painters.
- Daswanth painted the Razm Namah (Persian Mahabharat).
- Hamznama, which consisted 1200 paintings. Indian colors such as peacock blue, Indian red began to be used.
- 3D figures
- Use of foresightening
- use of Calligraphy in the Paintings
- Themes: Fares & Festivals
- Painting reached its zenith under Jahangir.
- He was a Naturist & preferred the pictures of Flora & Fauna.
- Paintings have decorated margins.
- Bishan Das was a master of portraits while Ustad Mansur specialised in animal painting.
- Use of ‘Halo’ or Divine Lights started under Jahangir.
- Too much use of gold, silver & Bright colors in paintings.
- Reduced livliness.
- Pencil slouching widely used.
- Discouraged paintings.