History of Indian paintings is as old as its civilization; traditional Indian paintings were based on the principle of Shadanga or Six Parts/Limbs of arts which are… 1. Rupabheda distinction of forms and appearances. 2. Pramanam measurement, proportions. 3. Bhava feelings on forms. 4. Lavanya Yojanam Infusion of beauty or grace. 5. Sadrisyam Similitude. 6.Varnikabhanga Artistic manner of using the medium and colors. The finest example of these principles are the paintings of Ajanta Caves; even today some of traditional Indian painting schools follow the same principles... to name a few are PatachitraTemple Paintings, Kalamkari Narrative Paintings on Cloth, Tanjore Paintings and Miniature Paintings of Rajasthan School etc. Featured on this website you will find the best in Indian Paintings created by Indian artists following their age old art traditions, each of these Indian Art Paintings speaks a million words, also find Gond & WarliTribal Paintings, Madhubani Folk Paintings, Phad and Pichwai paintings of Rajasthan, Kalighat paintings of Bengal, Batik Paintings etc. carefully selected for the lovers and the connoisseur of art.
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