The European Influence on Mughal Art

Amit Kumar Singh, Prabhjot Kaur


Mughal Empire is one of the most prominent Empire in India. The art&architecture of the Mughalempire is very much influenced by the Persian European art. Mughals adopts many techniques of art from the Europeans. The influence of European art has ever seen in the paintings of Jahangir also. Europeans introduced the art of Pietradura, divinity concept in Mughal paintings, three dimensional techniques, foreshortening, clearly it speaks the impact of European techniques. The effect of light &shade also introduced by the Europeans. The technique of oil painting also adopted from Europe. The study highlights the fact that, how the art of the time of Mughals become rich by the influence of European techniques.

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