15 Most Famous Painting Styles Of India

India has been the country of arts whether it’s dancing, singing, crafting and never lets  down to the lovers of art. One of the most fascinating art of India is paintings which is a source to express  thousands of feeling, emotions and thought. As India is the country of diversity it has different forms of paintings also, let’s have a glance on the mesmerizing forms of paintings in India.

Pichwai – Pichwai is the form of paintings which belongs to the royal state Rajasthan. Pichwai means ‘at the back ‘.It is created on the handspun textured cloths with rich dark colours and it forms a backdrop to srinathji’s idol in the sanctum at Nathdwara.

Midnapore Patachitra –  with the help of Midnapore patachitra paintings a complete story is narrated on a scroll .now the long scroll shrunk in size and  it is used as a wall hanging in modern home.


Mysore Paintings – Mysore has a very unique and distinctive forms of paintings which was made on paper pasted on cloth or wood.later of 18th century jewellery and other ornaments were also  painted.

Gond -The art of Gond  painting belongs to the aboriginal community of central India called Gond. This art express their day lives.this paintings have the images of animals and plants.

Kalighat Paintings – This painting has its root in Bengal around the kalighat temple.now this painting has he fusion of western and eastern style of art. It painted on mill paper with a brush dipped in lampblack.

Kalamkari – Its meaning is ‘pen craftsmanship ‘ The pictures are drawn with a kalam or bamboo reed on fabric using natural dyes, Kalamkari is an ancient Indian art that originated about 3000 years ago.

Mughal Painting – Mughal painting is a particular style of Indian painting developed and took shape during the period of the Mughal Dynasty in India, between 16th and 19th centuries.

The Phad – It is a kind of folk art which originated in Rajasthan.the paintings focus on heroes of Rajasthan like Prithaviraj chauhan, customarily painted with vegetable color.

Mandana Paintings – Mandana paintings are wall and floor paintings of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Women in the Sawai Madhopur area of Rajasthan are still paint the wall of house.

Madhubani – This painting is created with fingers, twigs and is mostly painted on the wall and gates of Bihar specially on wedding and puja ceremony.


Minimature Paintings -It is world wide famous form of paintings which is known for its beauty, finesse. Artists use real gold ,stone and water to make this art.

Tanjore Glass Paintings -This is the beautiful fusion of Tanjore paintings and glass paintings. This painting describes the mythological subjects decorated with stones ,beads,pearls.

Rajput Painting – Rajput paintings are also known as Rajasthani Paintings, These paintings depict Hindu devotional themes and stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata.

Cave Paintings – Ancient Indian painting have been survives in caves only,highest achievements of this are the caves of Ajanta, Bagh, Armamalai Cave, Ravan Chhaya rock shelter, Kailasanatha temple in Ellora Caves.

Tribal Painting – Ancient Indian painting have been survives in caves and now by tribes of local villages.


Nirmal paintings are done in small town of Nirmal in Telangana, This place is also famous for Nirmal furniture and Nirmal toys and craft, a traditional Indian wooden toys having Geographical Indications in India.


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