Divine Pleasures

Divine Pleasures

Painting From India's Rajput Courts : the Kronos Collections

Book - 2016
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This splendidly illustrated publication features over 90 important paintings from the predominantly Hindu Rajput tradition of Indian painting, and are highlights from the Kronos Collection, one of the finest holdings of Indian art. These remarkable worksmost of them published and illustrated here for the first timewere painted between the 16th and 18th centuries for the Indian royal courts in Rajastan and the Punjab Hills. Many of the paintings are characterized by their brilliant colors and vivid depictions of scenes from Hindu epics, mystical legends, and courtly life. Along with an informative entry for every work and a personal essay by expert and collector Steven M. Kossak, the book contains an extensive essay by Terence McInerney that outlines the history of Indian painting, with a special emphasis on the Rajput courts, and provides an overview of the subject with fresh insights and interpretations.
Publisher: New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2016]
ISBN: 9781588395900
Branch Call Number: 751.77 MCINE
Characteristics: ix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Kronos Collections
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from June 14-September 11, 2016


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