Landscape paintings

In India, the genre of landscape painting is multitudinous in style, subject and theme, ranging from the realistic to the stylised; from the tranquil to the violent; from the vibrant to the stationary. In many of these works, humans formed an integral part of the landscape, either serving to heighten a sense of awe one might feel for natural forms, or for political purposes, such as uprooting colonial influences. Here we look at the significance of landscape painting in India in the context of its social and political role, and how it has influenced present-day art.
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