The Vigil of the Expectant Heroine, Chamba, c. 1760–80 (source: 50 Watts)
Will Schofield image blogs examples of Basholi paintings. Schofield's post quotes blogger Vinayak Razdan who describes the style: "Basohli Paintings evolved in the 17th and 18th centuries as a distinctive style of painting fusing Hindu mythology, Mughal miniature techniques, and the folk art of the local hills. The painting style derives its name from the place of its origin - the hill town of Basohli. . . in the state of Jammu & Kashmir."
BibliOdyssey blogs about Ragamala miniature manuscript illumination from sixteenth century northern India. The paintings were known as "ragamala ('garland of ragas'). A raga is a musical phrase that evokes an emotional response in the listener, and is associated with a particular time of day, season and mood. 'Male' ragas were joined with 'female' raginis."
Seda-Reeder writes that "the traditional practice of miniature creation is applied to contemporary non-miniature works. And as demonstrated by artists like Ambreen Butt in Realms of Intimacy, the effect can be equal parts begging for close inspection and stepping back for the gestalt."
Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table highlights writing from the painting blogosphere as it is published and serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting.