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Kishangarh Miniatures

Kishangarh Miniatures originated in the princely state of Kishangarh in Rajasthan. The miniature paintings mostly depict the divine lovers in Hindu mythology, Radha and Krishna. The style is characterized by elongated figures, lavish green landscape topped by a crimson horizon caused by the setting sun.

The painting style was introduced by the painter Nihal Chand who painted under the guidance of Prince Savant Singh (1699-1764) of Kishangarh Kingdom. The female character, Radha, in the paintings was inspired the princeís lover. The style of painting was later on carried forward by Nihal Chandís successors.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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