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Monday, February 13, 2012

Visions of Mughal India - Online exhibit

The Ashmolean Museam, Oxford University, has mounted an exhibition entitled, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin. There is a companion online exhibit to provide a taste of the exhibition on display. It enables visitors to view high-quality, zoomable images as well as browse and search all objects in the exhibition.

This exhibition of Indian paintings will show the collection of the artist Howard Hodgkin in its entirety for the first time. The collection comprises the main types of court painting that flourished during the Mughal period (c.1550-1850), including the refined naturalistic works of the imperial court, the subtle paintings of the Deccani Sultanates, and the bold, vibrant styles of the Rajput kingdoms. Hodgkin has been a passionate collector of Indian paintings since his schooldays, and has made a personal collection, formed by an artist's eye, which has long been considered one of the finest of its kind in the world. Exhibit homepage

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