9781781301012-1781301018-Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company

Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company

ISBN-13: 9781781301012
ISBN-10: 1781301018
Author: Dalrymple, William
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
Format: Hardcover 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781781301012
ISBN-10: 1781301018
Author: Dalrymple, William
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
Format: Hardcover 192 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dalrymple, William wrote Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company comprising 192 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1781301018 and 9781781301012. Since then Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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As the East India Company extended its sway across India in the late eighteenth century, many remarkable artworks were commissioned by Company officials from Indian painters who had previously worked for the Mughals. Published to coincide with the first UK exhibition of these masterworks at The Wallace Collection, this book celebrates the work of a series of extraordinary Indian artists, each with their own style and tastes and agency, all of whom worked for British patrons between the 1770s and the bloody end of the Mughal rule in 1857.

Edited by writer and historian William Dalrymple, these hybrid paintings explore both the beauty of the Indian natural world and the social realities of the time in one hundred masterpieces, often of astonishing brilliance and originality. They shed light on a forgotten moment in Anglo-Indian history during which Indian artists responded to European influences while keeping intact their own artistic visions and styles. These artists represent the last phase of Indian artistic genius before the onset of the twin assaults - photography and the influence of western colonial art schools - ended an unbroken tradition of painting going back two thousand years. As these masterworks show, the greatest of these painters deserve to be remembered as among the most remarkable Indian artists of all time.

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