One of the most interesting and pain taking part of designing is finding an inspiration and making that into a collection. An artist can be inspired by many things around him/her but it’s not always a cake walk to take the right element and take it forward. My dilemma of choosing my next inspiration ended when I saw the Mughal influence in India. And that got me to study and understand the art impact they made here.
Miniature paintings are beautiful handmade paintings, which are quite colorful but small in size. The highlight of these paintings is the intricate and delicate brushwork, which lends them a unique identity. The Mughal gave a new look to these paintings with a unique blend of Indian, Persian and Islamic styles. Because the Mughal kings wanted visual records of their deeds as hunters and conquerors, their artists accompanied them on military expeditions or missions of state, or recorded their prowess as animal slayers, or depicted them in the great dynastic ceremonies of marriages.
Akbar’s reign (1556–1605) ushered a new era in Indian miniature painting. He was the first monarch who established in India an atelier under the supervision of two Persian master artists, Mir Sayyed Ali and Abdus Samad. His patronage was taken forward till Aurangzeb’s reign who didn’t have a taste for fine art.
The beauty of these miniature paintings show us a totally new era. What made these paintings different was the fine use of colors and the aesthetic brush strokes .It portraits scenes from courts, makes the beauty of iconic queens all the more mesmerizing & it also establishes a connection from that time. My inclination towards this inspiration made me explore the paintings and blend them with handcrafted kundan work. Thus bring together Rajasthani art with a Mughal touch to it.
So here is a sneak peek into collection that is in production and will soon be ready to be showcased and shopped !!!
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