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John Seyller Professor of Art History at the University of Vermont U.S.A. is an internationally acclaimed authority on Indian painting. He specializes in the book arts produced under the Mughals and has written extensively on the imperial painting workshop as well as on individual manuscripts and their painters. His publications include Workshop and Patron in Mughal India The Freer Ramayana and Other Illustrated Manuscripts of Abd al-Rahim (1999) Pearls of the Parrot of India The Walters Art Museum Khamsa of Amir Khusraw of Delhi (2001) The Adventures of Hamza Painting and Storytelling in Mughal India (2002) and Eva and Konrad Seitz Collection of Indian Miniatures Mughal and Deccani Paintings (2010). He is lead author of Secret Gardens. Indian Paintings from the Porret Collection (2014). In 2013 he co-authored with Jagdish Mittal Pahari Drawings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art as well as Mughal Paintings Drawings and Islamic Calligraphy in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art. He is currently collaborating with him on a forthcoming Museum catalogue of Deccani paintings and drawings.Jagdish Mittal is an artist turned collector and art historian. He is the Principal Trustee of the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art in Hyderabad to which he and his wife Kamla gifted their unique art collection in 1976. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1990 and Gagan Abani Puraskar in 2013. Along with a number of research articles published in prestigious journals he has written Andhra Paintings of the Ramayana (1969) Sublime Delight Through Works of Art from Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art (2007) Bidriware and Damascene Work in Jagdish & Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art (2011) and Deccani Scroll Paintings (2014).
|Title||Mughal Paintings Drawings and Islamic Calligraphy|
|Author||John Seyller & Jagdish Mittal|
|Publisher||Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art|
This beautifully written and illustrated book is the fourth publication of the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art whose collection of paintings drawings and other types of Indian art is of such exceptional quality that it has long commanded the attention of art scholars and connoisseurs. In keeping with the Museums trustees mandate to publish catalogues of all categories of its objects this publication presents the Museums small - but important holdings of Mughal paintings drawings and Islamic calligraphy. Several works are by the greatest masters in each of these art forms. Among Mughal paintings for example are outstanding works by 17-century painters Bishandas Bichitr and Payag. The drawings are unusually varied in subject and inspiration and range from religious figures based upon European prints to unconventional studies of plants animals and women made from direct observation. The selection of Islamic calligraphy includes exquisite specimens by the foremost calligraphers of 16h-century Safavid Iran and the Deccani courts of Bijapur and Golkonda. Detailed entries provide much new information and insight about these works and their creators.Mughal Paintings Drawings and Islamic Calligraphy, Author: John Seyller & Jagdish Mittal, Category: Book, ISBN: 9788190487245, Condition: New."