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Gopas and Gopis Approaching Krishna  Malwa, late 17th c.   The Rajasthani School of painting, a stylistic umbrella that includes both the Mewar and the Malwa Schools, is famous for its bold drawings and strong, contrasting colors. Each school of painting has its distinct facial types, costumes, landscape arrangements and colour schemes. In Malwa paintings, the treatment of figures is generally flat, with little attempt to employ perspective in a naturalistic way.

Gopas and Gopis Approaching Krishna Malwa, late 17th c. The Rajasthani School of painting, a stylistic umbrella that includes both the Mewar and the Malwa Schools, is famous for its bold drawings and strong, contrasting colors. Each school of painting has its distinct facial types, costumes, landscape arrangements and colour schemes. In Malwa paintings, the treatment of figures is generally flat, with little attempt to employ perspective in a naturalistic way.

Madhu Madhavi Ragini, c. 1630-1640  Central India, Rajasthan, Malwa school, 17th century  ink and color on paper, Overall - h:19.10 w:14.60 cm (h:7 1/2 w:5 11/16 inches). Gift of J. H. Wade 1925.1336

Madhu Madhavi Ragini, c. 1630-1640 Central India, Rajasthan, Malwa school, 17th century ink and color on paper, Overall - h:19.10 w:14.60 cm (h:7 1/2 w:5 11/16 inches). Gift of J. H. Wade 1925.1336

Gauri Ragini. From a set of Ragamala paintings, Gouache painting on paper, Malwa style, Rajasthan, ca. 1640, British Museum

Gauri Ragini. From a set of Ragamala paintings, Gouache painting on paper, Malwa style, Rajasthan, ca. 1640, British Museum

classic seventeenth-century Malwa school painting, one of the earliest and historically most important Rajput schools. At Mandu, the capital of Malwa, miniature painting can be traced back to the fifteenth century, when it developed as a variant of the Jain style of western India. By the seventeenth century, however, this purely Malwa style had evolved. Simple geometric compositions predominate, and colors are bold and highly symbolic, while naturalism and volume are negated.

classic seventeenth-century Malwa school painting, one of the earliest and historically most important Rajput schools. At Mandu, the capital of Malwa, miniature painting can be traced back to the fifteenth century, when it developed as a variant of the Jain style of western India. By the seventeenth century, however, this purely Malwa style had evolved. Simple geometric compositions predominate, and colors are bold and highly symbolic, while naturalism and volume are negated.

Krishna's Insomnia, Page from a Rasikapriya. Malwa, India 1634

Krishna's Insomnia, Page from a Rasikapriya. Malwa, India 1634

Madhu Madhavi Ragini. ink and color on paper, Central India, Rajasthan, Malwa school, c. 1630-1640, Cleveland Museum of Art

Madhu Madhavi Ragini. ink and color on paper, Central India, Rajasthan, Malwa school, c. 1630-1640, Cleveland Museum of Art

Gauri Ragini. A woman standing in a field with peacocks. Rajasthan School, Malwa Style (?). Date 1750 (circa)

Gauri Ragini. A woman standing in a field with peacocks. Rajasthan School, Malwa Style (?). Date 1750 (circa)

Shiva Puja. Gouache on paper, India, Malwa school of painting, 18th century, Simla, Himachal Pradesh State Museum

Shiva Puja. Gouache on paper, India, Malwa school of painting, 18th century, Simla, Himachal Pradesh State Museum

Akbarnama  Akbar (r.1556–1605) receiving the drums and standards captured from Abdullah Khan Uzbek, the Mughal governor of Malwa in north central India, who had rebelled against Akbar.  by Mahesh & Anant ] V&A

Akbar Receiving the Drums and Standards Captured from Abdullah Khan Uzbeg, Governor of Malwa, in 1564

Akbarnama Akbar (r.1556–1605) receiving the drums and standards captured from Abdullah Khan Uzbek, the Mughal governor of Malwa in north central India, who had rebelled against Akbar. by Mahesh & Anant ] V&A

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