History Part-II

Book: History Part-II

Chapter: 10. The Changing world of Visual Arts

Subject: Social Science - Class 8th

Q. No. 2 of Let's Recall

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Point out which of the following were brought in with British art:

(a) Oil painting

(b) Miniature

(c) Life size portrait painting

(d) Use of perspective

(e) Mural art

(a) Oil Painting: Oil painting was also introduced in India by the European artists. It enabled artists to produce images that looked real. It is technique with which Indian artists were not familiar.

(b) Life-size portrait painting: Portrait painting was another tradition of art that became popular in colonial India. These portraits were life-size images that looked and real. This new style of portraiture also served as an ideal means of displaying the lavish life style, wealth and status that the empire generated.

(c) Use of perspective: Perspective in the graphic arts is an approximate representation, generally on a flat surface, of an image as it is seen by the eye. This technique also became more popular during the colonial rule. It was a technique of art of drawing solid objects in their natural appearance and relation.


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