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General Surveys of Schools of Rajasthani Painting: Kishangarh

Title:General Surveys of Schools of Rajasthani Painting: Kishangarh
Author:Dickinson, Eric
Publication:Marg
Enumeration:Vol. 11 Issue no. 2; March 1958, p. 60-61
Abstract:The writer correlates the Kishangarh miniatures with the poems of Nagari Das (alias Maharaja Sawant Singh, 1748-57), and attributes the hedonistic appeal of the paintings to the Pushti Marga ("way of pleasure") doctrine of the Vallabhacharya sect, of which Nagari Das was a member. Several of the best poems of Nagari Das have their illustrated complement in the paintings, which were executed in the second half of the 18th century. Nihal Chand, the most famous of the Kishangarh painters, rendered a stylized facial type in the paintings of Radha and Krishna. This was perhaps done to impart a distinctive character to the paintings . the Kishangarh miniatures show an awareness of the Mughal techniques, but remain faithful to the Rajput ethos.

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