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Paintings from India by European artists

by Shiva das

Posted August 16, 2005

Paintings by European artists traveling in Vraja, Nadia, Puri, Mathura, etc from the 1700's.

Have you ever wondered what India and the various Holy places looked like before the age of Industry? While many Indian artists have left a large number of paintings of pre-industry India, few are painted realistically. They don't show what India really looked like.

To see what India and the Dhama really looked like in the 1700's and early 1800's from western painters who traveled all over India painting what they saw, visit an exhibition of 20 India paintings at Paintings from India

Here is an example from 1814:

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