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Jagdish Mittal born 1925 is an artist turned art collector and art historian. He is an erudite scholar and a leading authority on Indian art. He is the Principal Trustee of the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art Hyderabad a Public Trust to which he and his artist wife Kamla gifted their unique collection in 1976. In 1990 he was awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India. His book Andhra Paintings of the Ramayana was published by Andhra Pradesh Lalit Kala Akademi in 1969. He has delivered lectures on art at various places in India and abroad presented papers at International seminars and his articles have been published in prestigious books and journals on Indian art.
|Title||Rajasthani Drawings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art|
|Author||Jagdish Mittal & Andrew Topsfield|
This catalogue presents the Mittal Museums holdings of drawings from Rajasthan which are among the finest of their kind in the world. The collection was formed with the superb eye and discriminating taste of Jagdish Mittal and his wife Kamla. As trained artists they were quick to recognise the immediacy and graphic inventiveness of these drawings as well as their capacity to reveal the entire creative process. The text by Andrew Topsfield one of the foremost authorities on Rajasthani art shows a profound understanding of their style and aesthetic quality. Comprehensive in scope with examples from Ajmer Bikaner Devgarh Jaipur Jodhpur Sawar and Kishangarh the collection is especially rich in drawings from the Bundi-Kota region. Artists from the courts of Bundi and Kota are particularly renowned for the tremendous power and flair of their depictions of elephants and hunts and the striking originality of their other subjects. The superb quality of the illustrations and the insightfulness of the text make this book an indispensable source for the study of Rajasthani art.Rajasthani Drawings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art, Author: Jagdish Mittal & Andrew Topsfield, Category: Book, ISBN: 9788190487283, Condition: New."