• 15 Sep

    Southasian Painting

    Daniel Ehnbom


Image: Leaf number 13 from a dispersed series of the Bhagavata Purana. Krishna slaying the wind demon. Opaque colour and gold on paper. Sub-Imperial Mughal style at Bikaner (?), Rajasthan, India, c. 1600 CE. Private Collection, USA.

Rajput painting is often acknowledged as one the most important areas of Indian painting, but when we try to define it, “Rajput Painting” becomes an elusive concept. The lectures examine the history and the historiography of Rajput painting and try to situate it within the broad category of Indian painting by examining the history/histories of Rajput Painting with reference to scholarship and to the pictures themselves.

Lecture 1: What is Rajput Painting?
Lecture 2: Early Rajput Painting: What has Mughal Painting got to do with It?

This Lecture is part of the Postgraduate Southasian Painting Course “ARTS OF THE BOOK IN SOUTH ASIA”
Registration Fee for the course: Rs. 15,000 | Students: Rs. 10,000*.

For registration kindly visit: https://www.jp-india.org/courses/south-asian-painting

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Duration -

September 15, 2021

Timing: 6:15 - 8:30 PM

Registrations Closed

Daniel Ehnbom

Daniel Ehnbom

Daniel Ehnbom is an associate professor of art emeritus at the University of Virginia. His undergraduate education was at The University of Wisconsin and Delhi University, and he received his MA and PhD from The University of Chicago. He is the author of Indian Miniatures: TheEhrenfeld Collection (New York, Hudson Hills Press, 1985), articles on painting and Indian architecture, and contributions to various exhibition catalogues. He was with the Macmillan/Grove Dictionary of Art (London and New York, 1996) in London as a contributor and consultant from 1984 and as South Asia Area Editor for Painting and Sculpture from 1988. Other of his publications include “Visions of the Blue God: A Note on Composition (and Performance?) in BhāgavataPurāṇa Illustrations,” The Journal of Hindu Studies, Vol. 11, no. 2 (August 2018), Pages 107–115; Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century (Charlottesville: The Fralin Art Museum at The University of Virginia, 2014) with contributions by Krista Gulbransen; and the essay "Masters of the Dispersed Bhagavata Purana", in Milo C. Beach; Eberhard Fischer, B.N. Goswamy, eds, Masters of Indian Painting: 1100-1900 (Zürich: ArtibusAsiae Publishers, Supplementum 48, I/II, 2011), volume 1, pp. 77-88.

Ehnbom, who retired in 2020, taught undergraduate survey lecture courses on Indian and Buddhist art, and upper-level undergraduate lecture courses and undergraduate and graduate seminars in specialized topics including 16th-century Indian painting and early Indian sculpture and architecture. He is an adjunct curator of South Asian art at the University of Virginia Art Museum and recently stepped down as a long time Director of the UVA South Asia Center. He has held fellowships from Fulbright, the American Institute of Indian Studies, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Weedon Foundation. In the 2018 Trinity Term, he was a fellow at The Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford. He has travelled extensively in Asia and has lived for extended periods in India and Pakistan.