The Spirit of Indian Painting: Close Encounters with 101 Great Works 1100-1900

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“Wonderful . . . A book to make both layman and connoisseur alike realize why pre-modern Indian painting is one of the great arts of the world.” ―Neil MacGregor

Through close encounters with over a hundred carefully selected works, spanning nearly a thousand years, and ranging from Jain manuscripts and Pahari and Mughal miniatures to Company School paintings, B. N. Goswamy unlocks the many treasures that lie within Indian painting. In an illuminating introduction, and as Goswamy relates the stories behind each work and deciphers the visual vocabulary and language of the painters, he brings to life the cultural, social, and political milieu in which they were created. Lavishly illustrated, and combining erudition with great storytelling, The Spirit of Indian Painting reveals the beauty of this richly varied body of work in a new and brilliant light. 210 illustrations

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B. N. Goswamy is a leading historian on Indian art. He has taught at several universities in India and abroad, and curated major exhibitions of Indian art at the world’s leading museums.

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“Will provide 101 nights of captivating reading... The text is wonderful [and] Goswamy weaves a brilliant analysis of each painting into a tale of personalities of painter and patron, time and place, and of emotional reaction evoked by thin layers of pigment. Each essay stands by itself, and the book can be opened anywhere and read with ease.”
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