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The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting

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Why did Rajastani court artists make the formal choices that characterize their tradition? In this series of in-depth studies, each illustrated with numerous reproductions of rare paintings, Aitken shows how traditional formal devices served as vital components of narrative meaning, expressions of social unity and sources of intellectual play; and she explores the relevance of Rajput court painting to contemporary art.

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The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting

The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting

Hardback352pp Illustrated278x212mm

9780300142297     Product Code: 505808

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Why did Rajastani court artists make the formal choices that characterize their tradition? In this series of in-depth studies, each illustrated with numerous reproductions of rare paintings, Aitken shows how traditional formal devices served as vital components of narrative meaning, expressions of social unity and sources of intellectual play; and she explores the relevance of Rajput court painting to contemporary art.

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