Bundi School of Painting

The Bundi School of Painting is a major cultural hub in the city of Bundi, Rajasthan . An independent branch of the Mewar School, the School of Painting was established in the beginning of the 17th century. In the initial stages, the school had a specialty of its own but with passage of time, the Bundi School of Painting came under the influence of a number of other schools and styles of painting.

There are some special features that are typical of the Bundi School of Painting, Rajasthan. The human figures have a unique expression, with round faces and shades near the eyes, nose and cheeks. Most of the faces are painted in red-brown color. Human figures in action are also extremely lyrically painted in the Bundi School of Painting, Rajasthan.

With the advancement of time and emergence of various art and painting schools, the School of Painting in Bundi inculcated many features from other styles. More use of color and shade came to characterize the paintings. These changes were gladly accepted by the painters of the School.

Various types of themes were covered in the artworks of the Bundi School of Painting of Rajasthan. Some of the most common themes and patterns were that of Harem scenes, Raga-Raginis, general life of the people, Nayika Bheda, Bhagwad Purana, hunting scenes, moon light scenes, Barah Masa as well as jungle and vegetation scenes.

The Bundi School of Painting at Rajasthan is marked by its lyricism. The human faces are painted round, the chins are long and the noses are pointed. Various types of sophisticated shades, both dark and light are used in painting the faces. The rainy season and the festivals are made very bright in the paintings of the Bundi School of Painting, Rajasthan.

Last Updated on 07 August 2012



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