Point out which of the following were brought in with British art:
(a) Oil painting
(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.
Fill in the blanks:
(a) The art form which observed carefully and tried to capture exactly what the eye saw is called_____
(b) The style of painting which showed Indian landscape as quaint, unexplored land is called_______.
(c) Paintings which showed the social lives of Europeans in India are called________.
(d) Paintings which depicted scenes from British imperial history and their victories are called ________.