images of Indian miniatures
This is a "Surpur" miniature. An offshoot of the Vijayanagara school of painting and a close kin of the Mysore School, now an endangered art form with a handful few aware of its nuances and lesser practising it.
It's a wonderful piece. Hope the art form can be revived. Thanks for the information about it.
Hello Mr. Jeronimus. As the anonymous comment says, it is a beautiful sample of Surpur miniature. It is derived from Vijayanagar school of painting and of course is a close kin of Mysore school. This looks like a creation of famous Banayya Garudadri or one of his family members who were the last of artists in this school. After nearly a century of extinction this school was revived to glory by artist Vijay Hagargundgi. you can read about him in one of my blogs.
Hi Raghu. Thanks for the information. I love this style of painting. I'm glad to hear that it has been revived.
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