The state of Rajasthan in India is celebrated for its rich art tradition. Rajasthani paintings, Rajasthani jewelry , architecture, sculpture, music, dance and textile work is characterized by its vibrant and colorful nature. There is certain richness in the art from this region that can perhaps be attributed to the favor it found with the royal families of the state.
It is not possible to generalize the character of Rajasthani paintings because each kingdom within this state had its unique style. However, the artists traveled from one region to another, thus imbibing the local traditions. This explains the presence of diverse influences in the Rajasthani school of painting.
Amber and Jaipur Schools
Amber had for long been the centre of Rajasthani painting. The court portraitures of this region were executed in a markedly Mughal style
In 1728, Sawai Jai Singh shifted his capital from Amber to Jaipur. Under the patronage of his successors and him, the painting of Jaipur flourished. The paintings clearly showed inheritance from the Mughal source but the bold compositions and use of abstractions were distinctly regional.
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