Artistic and immaculately created Rajasthani Miniature Paintings are well known all around. This form of artactually dates back to the 6th - 7th century when Kashmiri paintings were even widely known among the populace. Indian art collectors and enthusiasts love to view these small paintings that are painted with sparkling and vibrant colors derived from vegetables extracts. The artists usually try to bring out varied themes with the usage of invigorating hues. Miniature paintings are incredible for the ornate work and dexterousness involved while making them.

History of Miniature, famous Indian art paintings

They are also known as miniature because they are relatively smaller yet striking. Interestingly, it was long back during 11th and 12th century that the tradition creating Miniature paintings thrived. Such type of paintings was used by individuals to create manuscripts at that point of time. These manuscripts were useful in keeping information safe on palm leaves. With the passage of time, specifically during the Mughal era this form of art was patronized greatly. The spectacular miniature paintings were inspired from epics and vernacular themes.

Moreover, different cultures typically influenced the artwork and so it is a combination of mixed cultures. It has evolved many a times till now and has been greatly appreciated by the spectators. A great motivation had been the Mughals, Rajputs enhanced by manuscripts of Jains and Buddhists. Monarchs of powerful Mughals and royal Rajputs highly supported this art.

Different Themes that are mainly reflected in Miniature Paintings 

They are an exemplification of themes, conspiracies and motifs. These paintings immaculately depict gentle strokes of brush. The colors used for creating these paintings are largely extracted from minerals, vegetables, indigo and different types of conch shells, precious stones, gold and silver. In fact, the artists used to spend much of their time in the preparation of perfect color that could give an aesthetic value to the magnum opuses.

The thematic variety of these paintings draw stimulus from revered epics of India, such as Ramayana, Mahabharata, BhagvataPurana, Rasikpriya, Rasamanjiri as well as different ragas of Indian classical music. And, it goes without saying that the texts and doctrines of Jains, Buddhists, Rajput and Mughals that are all brimming with these stunning paintings. The scenes of courts, hunting episodes, flowers and animals (such as elephants and horses) are the key elements of these paintings. 

Hence, adorn your dining room walls with beautiful and attractive miniature art paintings to accentuate your surroundings.