Painting in India has a very old tradition and the unique thing about Indian paintings is that they are usually representative and connected to highly significant religious or cultural events. The earliest Indian painting were the rock painting of prehistoric times called Petroglyps, it is found in places like the rock shelter of Bhimbetka and some of them are older than 5500 BC.
Paintings provide a pleasing continuum that extends from the early civilization to the present day. From being essentially religious in purpose in the beginning, Indian painting has evolved over the year to become a fusion of various cultures and traditions.
Painting can be classified in two forms Murals and Miniature. Murals are elaborate expression on the walls of solid structure like walls, caves, temples, and walls of palace. Miniatures are those executed on various perishable item such as paper and cloth. Information about popular types of Indian paintings are listed below.
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