As the term suggests, miniature paintings are small works of art executed with amazing attention to details.
Since most of these works were done many centuries ago and on perishable items like papyrus, it is difficult to estimate their exact date of origin. Suffice it to say that is an art as old as the Himalayas and has changed and morphed with time as the artists were exposed to new rulers and influences. Thus, while there are the typical Rajasthan and Mughal miniatures there are distinct Chinese and Persian influences also in the works. The themes vary from court scenes, nature to gods and goddesses and of course India’s most famous export to the West – The Kamasutra!!
While earlier the artists would make their own paints from natural elements, today they use commercially available paints, though the more traditional ones still prefer the old ways of extracting colour. The brushes are very fine as they are needed for such delicate work and are still made form squirrel hair. The miniatures paintings are normally rendered using a bright palette, in fact the Pala style used colour to denote emotions, and thus the use of red in the background would denote passion and so on.
bCA Galleries brings you the best of miniature art in collaboration with R. K. Sharma an influential artist whose name is synonymous with miniature paintings in India. You can purchase the works on line. We provide delivery globally and every work comes with an authenticity certificate. With bCA Galleries you can rest assured that you are getting nothing but the best!!