The tradition of painting in Uttar Pradesh has been going on since pre-historic times. The cave paintings of Sonbhadra and Chitrakoot depict scenes of hunting, war, festivals, dances, romantic life and animals. The golden period of painting in UP was the Mughal Era. The art of painting attained its peak during the reign of Jahangir. The Mughal style of painting remains one of the greatest achievements of Asian culture and is unique in its concept, presentation and style.
Patachitra is a traditional cloth based scroll painting of Odisha. These paintings are based on Hindu Mythology and inspired by Lord Jagannath and Vaishnav sect. All colours used in the Paintings are natural and paintings are made in traditional way by the painters. Patachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha.
A traditional art form with Lord Krishna as central subject. The work and the contrasting colours on these paintings are exceptional.
This art style flourished in Thanjavur. The sacred of Tanjore paintings were first introduced by the Chola Dynasty, and are till date deeply rooted in tradition. Thanjavur artists used rich, flat and vivid colors, simple compositions, glittering gold foil overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and pieces or precious and semi-precious gems. The paintings decorate puja rooms in residences, and lobbies in major hotels andcorporate offices.
Warli are the largest tribes of Maharashtra region and they live in the outskirts of Mumbai. The womenfolk of the tribe paint on the mud walls of their houses, these indigenous paintings and art are known as Warli tribal wall paintings. These can be traced back to 10th Century A. D. But it was first discovered only in the early seventies. They generally take inspiration for the painting from the normal life routine and surroundings.