The genesis of Mughal miniature painting is thought to be one of the pivotal points of visual history of India. A fusion of Indian style and Safavid style of the Persian school gave birth to the Mughal School of miniature painting and took its concrete shape under the patronage of Akbar from 1560 A.D.
The painting technique used is simple, consisting of opaque watercolour on paper. Different coloured grounds can be used to define major areas of the composition. Gracious strokes artfully done with a single haired brush, mark the detailing in the painting. The intricacy is so fine that the painting cannot be viewed alone with the naked eye, but needs a magnifying glass to view the details. During the workshop #TinyBrushStrokes artist S Shakir Ali will explain the basics of miniature painting, demonstrate the techniques, and teach you to make your first miniature painting. The workshop will be in Hindi.
Date: Dec 11, 2021
Time: 11 am
Materials will be provided during the workshop
S Shakir Ali was born in 1956 and is a miniature artist from Jaipur. He specialises in Persian mughal paintings and Islamic illustrations. Shakir Ali started learning miniature paintings at the age of 15 under the guidance of Ram Gopal Vijaiverigiya and Ved Pal Sharma and is recognised as one of the leading exponents of miniature art in India today.
He has participated in several solo shows across India and overseas such as India Fair, Dubai, Harmony Art Foundation, Mumbai, Festival Of India, Brussels. Over 2000 students have been trained by Shakir Ali and he continuously holds demonstrations to create awareness about this art form. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013.
"Indian Arts Collective" is a community of artists working together to encourage, inspire and promote traditional Indian folk and tribal art. Their mission is to engage the master artists in a dialogue with the view to creating awareness on the diversity and intricacy of art forms through exhibitions, educational programs and art tours.