Masters of Indian Painting Vol-1:(1100-1650) & Vol-2: (1650-1900)

Paper Type: Art Paper (Matt) | Size: 300 mm x 229 mm
All colour; 682 photographs; 840 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9383098686 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-68-2
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This two-volume set is the most comprehensive survey of Indian painting that the West has ever seen. Spanning 800 years and including some 600 artworks by more than 40 artists, it dispels the notion of anonymity in Indian art. The high points of artistic innovation in the history of Indian painting are demonstrated through works of the greatest Indian masters, some of whom are identified for the first time. The book is structured chronologically, which is unusual since Indian paintings have traditionally been classified according to regional styles or dynastic periods, with an emphasis on subject matter and narrative content. Recent scholarship, however, has begun to securely link innovations in style with specific artists and their lineages, allowing a more precise chronology of the development of Indian painting. Milo Beach is former director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, DC. B. N. Goswamy is professor emeritus of art history at the Panjab University, Chandigarh. Eberhard Fischer is former director of the Museum Rietberg, Zurich.



B. N. Goswamy
B. N. Goswamy
Author

B.N. Goswamy, a distinguished art historian is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Panjab University, Chandigarh. His work covers a wide range of subjects, and is regarded, especially in the area of Indian painting, as having influenced most thinking. He has been the recipient of many honours, including the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship, the Rietberg Award for Outstanding Research in Art History, the JDR III Fellowship, the Mellon Senior Fellowship and, from the President of India, Padma Shri (1998) and Padma Bhushan (2008). Apart from Panjab University, Professor Goswamy has taught, as Visiting Professor, in major universities across the world, and has been responsible for significant exhibitions of Indian art at international venues.  He is the author of over twenty-five books on Indian art and culture, including Pahari Painting: The Family as the Basis of Style (1968); Painters at the Sikh Court: A Study Based on Twenty Documents (1975); A Place Apart: Paintings from Kutch (1983); The Essence of Indian Art (1986); Wonders of a Golden Age: Painting at the Courts of the Great Mughals (1987); Pahari Masters: Court Painters of Northern India (with E. Fischer, 1992); Indian Costumes in the Calico Museum of Textiles (1993); Nainsukh of Guler: A great Indian Painter from a small Hill State (1997); Domains of Wonder: Selected Masterworks of Indian Painting (with C. Smith, 2005); and, more recently, The Spirit of Indian Painting: Close Encounters with 100 Great Works (2014, 2016) and Pahari Paintings: The Horst Metzger Collection in the Museum Rietberg (with E. Fischer, 2018).

Eberhard Fischer
Eberhard Fischer
Author

Dr Eberhard Fischer is an art historian and cultural anthropologist. Until recently he was senior director of the Museum Rietberg in Zurich. Since 1965, when he first went to India for a teaching assignment at the National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad, he has worked continuously in India – from Gujarat to Orissa, from Himachal Pradesh to Kerala. He collaborated with distinguished Indian scholars and artists including Haku Shah, Prof. Jyotindra Jain, Dr Dinanath Pathy, Prof. B. N. Goswamy, Balan Nambiar and Vijay Sharma on joint exhibitions as well as publication projects. He received the Padma Shri in 2012.

Milo C. Beach
Milo C. Beach
Author

Milo Beach is former director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, DC.