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A Brush with Indian Art

A Brush with Indian Art

From Cave to Contemporary Paintings

Mamta Nainy
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Winner of the 2019 Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award for Best Book (Non-Fiction)

Embark on a vivid journey on which you’ll learn about the origins and evolution of art in the country. Prepare to be amazed by the first pictures made by early humans; reflect upon the serenity of Buddhist cave paintings at Ajanta; marvel at the splendour of Mughal miniature art; delight in the religious depictions of Tanjore; study the hybrid Company and revivalist Bengal styles; and discover the best of modern and contemporary artists.
Watch it all come alive in intricate black-and-white sketches and stunning photographs of the most celebrated visuals across time.

A rich primer on the different schools of art and the most significant movements in Indian art history, A Brush with Indian Art might even nudge you into propping up your first canvas!

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: Mar/2018

ISBN: 9780143441564

Length : 144 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

A Brush with Indian Art

From Cave to Contemporary Paintings

Mamta Nainy

Winner of the 2019 Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award for Best Book (Non-Fiction)

Embark on a vivid journey on which you’ll learn about the origins and evolution of art in the country. Prepare to be amazed by the first pictures made by early humans; reflect upon the serenity of Buddhist cave paintings at Ajanta; marvel at the splendour of Mughal miniature art; delight in the religious depictions of Tanjore; study the hybrid Company and revivalist Bengal styles; and discover the best of modern and contemporary artists.
Watch it all come alive in intricate black-and-white sketches and stunning photographs of the most celebrated visuals across time.

A rich primer on the different schools of art and the most significant movements in Indian art history, A Brush with Indian Art might even nudge you into propping up your first canvas!

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Mamta Nainy

Mamta Nainy is a children's writer, editor and translator based in New Delhi. She spent some years in advertising before an apple fell on her head while she was sitting under a mango tree and she had her Eureka moment. She has been writing for children since then. She has authored many books for children, including A Brush with Indian Art which won The Hindu Young World-Goodbooks Award 2019 in the Best Book Non-Fiction category.

A Brush with Indian Art – Infographic Timeline of Indian Art

Indian art has evolved over centuries. Down the years, it has undergone tremendous change because of various factors, such as geography, culture, tradition, religion and politics. And, therefore, it is a patchwork of different forms, styles and themes. Embark on a vivid journey on which you’ll learn about the origins and evolution of art in […]