India always is known as an artistic country with a great taste and gems who value art in every form. Many times our painters won medals and became very famous across the world too. There’s a very famous saying – You can’t hide talent and art”. That’s true, Indian talent and art is not hidden from anyone. But now the problem is we Indians are forgetting our ancient art. Painters today are not at all batting an eye to our ancient traditional paintings and the result is very obvious it’s dying an unknown death. Here are some artists who made an effort to bring to us the best Indian Art
M. F Hussain
MF Hussain was born on September 17, 1915 in Pandharpur, Maharashtra. He did his schooling from Indore. In 1935, MF Hussain moved to Bombay and joined Sir J. J. School of Art.
Known for his best art, he is counted among the best artists of all time. There won’t be a single person on India who doesn’t know his art or him.
Raja Ravi Varma
He’s considered one of the best painters in the world. He’s well known for his perfect shaped bodies in his pictures. He painted scenes from Ramayana and mahabharatha too. The famous lady portrait carrying a pot in her hand is his considered his best work. He got many awards and prizes for his paintings filled with grace. Some call him the king of paintings in south.
See more Ravi Varma Paintings.
Amrita was born in Budapest. Her father was a Sikh and mother was Hungarian. She was enrolled in Santa Annunziata, an Art School at Florence, Italy. She worked with Italian painters too. In 1929, she joined the Eco des Beaux Arts, Paris.
The change in place also affected her style of painting when she came to India in her mid 30’s. She also observed Mughal and Pahari schools of painting and cave paintings at Ajanta Caves, at that time. She wanted to learn more and made a tour of South India, in 1937, and the subsequent South Indian trilogy paintings are well known. Most of her works are housed in the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Due to serious illness, she passed away in 1941, in Lahore.
Painters in Akbar’s reign
Mir Sayyed Ali and Abdus Samad
Two Persian master artists in Akbar’s reign are known as both of them had served under the patronage of Humayun in Kabul and accompanied him to India when he regained his throne in 1555.
Painters in Jahangir reign
Ustad Mansur, Abu al-Hasan and Bishandas were the best painters in Jahangir’s reign.
Painters in Shah Jahan’s reign
Shah Jahan was a great king and fond of Pictures. He always encouraged Art. Some of the best painters of his reign were: Mohammad Faqirullah Khan, Mir Hashim, Muhammad Nadir, Bichitr, Chitarman, Anupchhatar, Manohar and Honhar.
Looking through ages from 1 B.C to now, the art forms has changed accordingly. We should preserve our tradition and spread across the globe.
Let’s join our hands and try to save our traditional art of India.