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Author Natif, Mika, author.

Title Mughal occidentalism : artistic encounters between Europe and Asia at the courts of India, 1580-1630 / by Mika Natif.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 310 pages)
Series Studies in Persian cultural history ; volume 15
Studies in Persian cultural history ; v. 15.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mughal tolerance and the encounters with Europe -- Mughal masters and European art : tradition and innovation at the royal workshops -- European articles in Mughal painting -- Landscape painting as Mughal allegory : micro-architecture, perspective and ṣulḥ-i kull -- Concepts of portraiture under Akbar and Jahangir.
Summary In Mughal Occidentalism , Mika Natif elucidates the meaningful and complex ways in which Mughal artists engaged with European art and techniques from the 1580s-1630s. Using visual and textual sources, this book argues that artists repurposed Christian and Renaissance visual idioms to embody themes from classical Persian literature and represent Mughal policy, ideology and dynastic history. A reevaluation of illustrated manuscripts and album paintings incorporating landscape scenery, portraiture, and European objects demonstrates that the appropriation of European elements was highly motivated by Mughal concerns. This book aims to establish a better understanding of cross-cultural exchange from the Mughal perspective by emphasizing the agency of local artists active in the workshops of Emperors Akbar and Jahangir.
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Subject Painting, Mogul Empire -- European influences.
Painting, Mogul Empire -- Themes, motives.
Art, European -- Influence.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Natif, Mika. Mughal occidentalism. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018] 9789004371095 (DLC) 2018024069 (OCoLC)1043071776
ISBN 9789004374997 (electronic book)
900437499X (electronic book)
9789004371095 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9004371095 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 15755081