King on Elephant with Mahaout
King and Mahout riding elephant
Elephants have been a traditional way of showing power and majesty in Indian subcontinent. The sheer power of elephant has won battles for many Kings. To show power King used to ride Elephant. It also gave good view of the surrounding to the King. The painting depicts one of the scenes from the King’s life. Here Mahout is driving elephant and King is sitting on saddle covered with royal umbrella.
The painting is made on old, used, paper postcard. It is worth for stamp collectors to have some in their collection. Moreover chances are there that you may find a good old story inscribed on postcard in form of a letter written to near or dear ones. It may be funny, serious or informative story.
Miniature paintings are paintings painted on paper, silk, cotton, marble, wood, canvas, leather, glass and metals. Its uniqueness is one hair brush, which is used for filling the fine details in the painting.
About the Painting School
Mughal Miniature painting school
Every painting is associated with a school. Mughal Miniature paintings are known for details in the painting. They are also distinguished by the use of dark outline to define the boundary of the object. Realistic paintings with life portraying the life in court, war scene, social festival, nature, hunting etc are painted in this school.
About the Master Craftsman
This painting is painted by Artist Gopal Lal Sharma. He hails from Jaipur, the Pink City. He has been awarded by Government of Rajasthan for his contribution to traditional miniature painting. In Jaipur, he practices this art with his wife and other students.
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