Exhibition of Indian paintings from the 15th to 19th centuries on view at the Fralin Museum of Art

An exhibition showcases most of the Fralin Museum of Art’s masterpieces of Indian painting with selected loans from collectors with links to the University. The Fralin collection of Indian works of art has been developed, in part, as a teaching tool to be used within the Museum’s academic setting. Originally included in manuscripts and albums, the miniature paintings at The Fralin represent a number of different painting traditions from the Indian subcontinent and range in date from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. Although most of these works are on paper, select paintings in the collection are on cloth. The exhibition explores various themes, including the stylistic relationship between Mughal and Rajput painting and the function of book illustration. Portraiture, religious and literary texts, and Ragamala paintings are particularly well represented in the

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