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Wonders of Nature Ustad Mansur at the Mughal Court

Art / Photobook
By: Asok Kumar Das(Author)
176 pages, 150 colour photos and colour illustrations
Wonders of Nature
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About this book

The Mughals, members of a Persianate empire that ruled large parts of the Indian subcontinent after 1526, combined their love of nature with their love and patronage of art. By Akbar's reign the master artists of his atelier were producing hundreds of paintings of birds and animals with great accuracy and suavity for manuscripts of animal fables and adventures for the Emperor. Natural History drawing reached its highest point during the reign of Akbar's son Jahangir whose atelier most notably illustrated the Baburnama, Jahangir's great-grandfather's treatises celebrated as the first systematic account of Indian flora and fauna. Among the various master artists of Akbar's and Jahangir's ateliers, none are more important than Ustad Mansur who painted many images of rare and unusual birds, animals, and flowers for Jahangir. Wonders of Nature presents these images with their correct scientific identification and other relevant details.

Contents

Preface  
 
I  Introduction
II  Baburnama: Mansur’s Early Natural History Paintings
III  Historical Paintings and Portraits by Mansur
IV  The Illumination Work of Mansur Naqqash
V  Wonder of the Age: Studies of Animals and Birds
VI    Mansur’s Flower Paintings
VII  The Legacy of Ustad Mansur
 
Notes
Bibliography  
Glossary 
Index

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Biography

Asok Kumar Das is a leading and senior art historian specializing in the art of the Mughals. He has worked on the Mughal collections of several museums around the world. He is currently a Tagore National Fellow for Cultural Research, working on the collection of drawings and paintings in the Art Section of the Indian Museum, Kolkata.

Art / Photobook
By: Asok Kumar Das(Author)
176 pages, 150 colour photos and colour illustrations
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