Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. What are Indian Miniatures? Discuss the evolution of the tradition of Indian Miniature Paintings. (250 words)
Why the question:
The article brings to us the importance of Indian miniature art forms and their evolution.
Key Demand of the question:
One is expected to analyse the evolution of the tradition of Indian Miniature Paintings.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Start by explaining what Indian miniatures are. Brief upon genres of Indian Painting.
Miniatures are the small sized, handmade, very colourful paintings and main feature of these Miniature paintings include complex and gentle brush work which provides them unique identity.
In the eastern and western India miniature Paintings developed in the 9th to the 11th century as a reaction to large scale wall painting. The colours used in Miniature were handmade from vegetables, minerals, stones, indigo etc.
Then discuss briefly the different schools of miniature paintings in India.
Trace the evolution of the Indian paintings.
Conclude with their importance.