From the Ocean of Painting

From the Ocean of Painting : India's Popular Paintings, A.D.1589 to the Present

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Over the centuries India, with its genius for painting, has developed myriad traditions and types of painting that constitute, collectively, an "ocean" of visual form. Yet books on Indian painting in the West have focused mainly on miniatures commissioned by Indian emperors and maharajas, with little attention given to popular painting - painting for the people. This book, based on a travelling exhibition that the author curated, is intended as a comprehensive overview of this diverse and fascinating material. It features 21 forms of Indian popular painting, with four-colour and black and white illustrations selected from 30 collections.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 208 x 252 x 22mm | 1,102.22g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 58 4-colour and 52 black and white photographs, 7 line drawings, bibliography
  • 019511194X
  • 9780195111941

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"Informative, well researched, and accessible."--Library Journal"This beautiful book offers a look at 400 years of [a] wealth of visual material. "--Hungry Mind Reviewshow more

About Barbara Rossi

About the Author: Barbara Rossi is Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.show more

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