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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Modern Moghul Paintings Miniatures and Style Symbolism Tiny Artworks in Detailing Where to Hang Moghul Era Paintings

Modern Moghul paintings emerged with the Moghul era where kings and emperors used to have specially painted miniature paintings depicting the royal life style and kingdom giving a modern twist to this style of painting. Most modern miniature artist paint according to inspirations from old texts , poetry, narrations and depicting  scenes, portraits, illustrations along with texts also . Usually stemming form the Persian culture there were also detailed artworks done on silks and cloth which had illustration, pictures, and  Arabic or Persian texts.
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Moghul paintings got a boost during the reigns of Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan.
There is a lot of detailing in many artworks done by specialized artists who were very experienced in painting as  well as calligraphy.The art of miniature paintings still continues with artists making fine detailed artworks symbolizing royalty, stature and rich environment. 
There were a vast range of subjects / topics seen in Moghul era paintings portraits, local scenes, people, durbars,  hunting, wild life birds, ponds, dressing up of queens and so on. 
There was a lot of golden paint also used in artworks and illustrations to depict royalty and richness.
Many modern artists are continuing this traditions and special painting style and making modern miniature moghul era style artworks. 
If you love rich colors and illustrations and have such paintings they have a great feng shi energy as they already represent royalty.
The sizes of portrait does matter and large sized works are great to bring in loads of good luck and happiness. Miniature Paintings depicting birds, trees, flowers, happy couple, queens and kings are good for the south wall and south east sector of your home. Avoid Miniature paintings depicting war scenes and kings with swords and weapons like knifes , swords,cannons in battlefields. 
Colors used may be green, pink, red, purple golden, black and blue. 

Some simple Guidelines for buying or commissioning Miniature Paintings and best places for for display-
1) While you may love miniature and historical paintings it is better to select happy scenes and happy expressions in portraits and miniature paintings. 
2) Avoid war scenes, battle field scenes and argument representative scenes like durbar scenes represent some judgement being passed or some legal issues. 
3) Avoid lonely single characters like one single lady or lonely king in forest. 
4) Birds are great energy, like peacock, parrots especially parakeets are good as they represent intelligence. 
5) Portraits are the most loved by many, royal portraits are a favourite. 
Displaying miniature paintings with royal scenes , garden, birds can be displayed in south, south east, west and even water scenes can be hung in north for feng shui career benefits. Then miniature paintings or portraits of deceased family members, though precious to your heart must be avoided to hang in living room. 
Love scenes and miniature paintings of couples can be displayed in bedroom south west wall or behind the bed.
In case you have miniature paintings and like to understand the symbolism or need more information on understanding your art, please share on!
Hope this helps, All the Best from Rizwana!

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