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Divine Pleasures Painting from India's Rajput Courts, the Kronos Collection.

McInerney, Terence/ Kossak, Steven M. (Contributor)

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ISBN 10: 1588395901 / ISBN 13: 9781588395900
Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2016
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Title: Divine Pleasures Painting from India's ...

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Brand New

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This splendidly illustrated publication features over 90 important paintings from the predominantly Hindu Rajput tradition of Indian painting, and are highlights from the Kronos Collection, one of the finest holdings of Indian art. These remarkable works—most of them published and illustrated here for the first time—were painted between the 16th and 18th centuries for the Indian royal courts in Rajastan and the Punjab Hills. Many of the paintings are characterized by their brilliant colors and vivid depictions of scenes from Hindu epics, mystical legends, and courtly life. Along with an informative entry for every work and a personal essay by expert and collector Steven M. Kossak, the book contains an extensive essay by Terence McInerney that outlines the history of Indian painting, with a special emphasis on the Rajput courts, and provides an overview of the subject with fresh insights and interpretations. 

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Beautifully illustrated, this book features Indian paintings from the predominantly Hindu Rajput tradition, many of which are published here for the first time.

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