The art of miniature painting was introduced to India by the Mughals, who brought the art form from Persia in the 16th century. The emperor Akbar founded a school to train artist in this style which was inspired by the royal and romantic livestyle of the Mughals. This distinctive style developed by the Indian painters is known as Rajput or Rajasthani miniature. The paintings are done with precise care and attention given to minute details. Traditionally the paintings are strong in portraiture-often depicting romantic themes, also royal court scenes and hunting expeditions are common. Look for flowers and animals as recurrent images.
I found these paintings in Khajuraho India, a destination that draws large crowds to see its ancient temples with exotic Karma Sutra carvings. Artist Dilip Singh, follows in his fathers footsteps, painting miniatures and along with his two brothers, has developed a business devoted to his passion. His classically styled miniatures are exquisite. Dilip’s manner of business encourages respect and education of his talent- invited to his home to meet his wife and family and enjoy a meal- I got a glimpse of his devotion to his craft.
Using a magnifying glass will astonish one with detail.