Divine Pleasures by Terence McInerney
Painting from India's Rajput Courts. The Kronos Collections

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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 works—most of them published and illustrated here for the first time—were 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. 
 

About Terence McInerney

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Terence McInerney is an independent scholar, dealer, and author of numerous articles on Indian painting. Steven M. Kossak is a former curator in the Department of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and a distinguished collector.
 
Published June 28, 2016 by Metropolitan Museum of Art. 272 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Travel.

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In her remarkable debut work, The Intelligence of Tradition in Rajput Court Painting (Yale University Press, 2010), she, like Goswamy, tries to analyze the choices made by Rajput painters as they grappled with the representational problems presented by the texts they illustrated, often facing qui...

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