Rajasthan paintings are also known as Rajput paintings and they are quite famous for their miniature paintings. They developed and flourished during the 18th century in the royal courts of Rajasthan. Rajasthani paintings tell us a lot of tales from the epics " The Ramayana" and "Mahabharata". Stories of love and affection of Radhe Krishna are shown in a number of paintings. Rajasthani miniature paintings are popular mainly due to their bright, glowing colors, rhythmic, graceful, and powerful lines. In this miniature side-profile portrait painting, Bani Thani portrays big lotus eyes and long arched eyebrows with a sharp nose, chin, and jaw. These features represented an ideal woman’s beauty at the time — a symbol of elegance and grace. The Rajasthani tradition is also incorporated in the portrait: Bani Thani is dressed like a bride with traditional Rajasthani sheer odhni (dupatta or scarf that covers half of her face: veil), adorned with gold and pearl beaded jewelry around her neck and on her head, ears, and nose. The veil in the painting is the cultural symbol of a woman’s modesty and honor. Because of its exquisite style and outstanding grace, BaniThani paintings are referred to as ‘Thé Indian Mona Lisa’. This painting has been Oil painted with love on 70x50cm canvas stretched on wood. This artistic artwork is beautifully showcased in our online art gallery.
An Oil painting on canvas, done by our Artist in Dubai. Buy artworks, home décor accessories, and paintings online on Artezaar.com Online Art Gallery in Dubai UAE.
NOTE: The image shown is a close-up image of the Painting. The 2nd image shows the full painting, detailing the work done by the artist.