Wonder of the AgeMaster Painters of India 1100–1900
This vividly illustrated publication features 110 works by many of the most eminent painters in the history of Indian art.
"The most important Indian painting exhibition for decades, “Wonder of the Age” has much to engage, delight and educate specialists and is as inspiring an introduction as a neophyte could hope to ﬁnd. If you cannot go in person to New York, be sure to buy the catalogue. It is an education and a treat."
Traditionally, Indian paintings have been classified by regional styles or dynastic periods, with an emphasis on subject matter. Stressing the combined tools of connois-seurship and inscriptional evidence, the pioneering research reflected in this book has identified individual artists and their oeuvres through the analysis of style.
The introductory essay outlines the origins of early Indian painting of the first millennium, which set the scene for the development of the art of the book. The sections that follow examine manuscript painting as it evolved from palm-leaf to paper, the emergence of traditional paint-ing as an independent art form, and its demise with the coming of photography. Biographies of the artists whose works appear in this volume and a glossary
of their major literary sources provide valuable context.
Preface JOHN GUY AND JORRIT BRITSCHGI
Lenders to the exhibition
From palm-leaf to paper: Manuscript Painting 1100–1500
Early hindu-sultanate Painting: 1500–1575
The golden age of Mughal Painting: 1575–1650
Late Mughal Painting and the renaissance of the hindu courts: 1650–1730
Mughal afterglow and the later court styles in the Pahari region and rajasthan: 1730–1825
Late indian court Painting, “company Painting,” 186and the coming of photography: 1825–1900
|Number of illustrations||165 (155 full colour)|
|Size||9.25 x 10.25" (235 x 261 mm), hc|
|Date of Publishing||2011|
|Co-publisher(s)||Mapin in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven and London|
|Rights Available||World rights|