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  10. Rajput
  11. Rajasthani (culture or style)
  12. Mewar
  13. Deogarh
Scope note
Refers to a regional school of Rajasthani miniature painting centered around Deogarh that was an offshoot of Mewar painting; it flourished in the late eighteenth century when the quality of work at the parent Mewar court had declined. A deliberate return to pre-Muslim conventions is evident, particularly in the strong use of color and distorting treatment of figures (e.g. fish-shaped eyes, oversized heads). Other noteworthy characteristics of Deogarh painting include dreamy eyes, inflated bodies, very particular types of dress, brusquely painted forms, and a fondness for muddy colors, especially greens. Deogarh artists often created a sense of perspective in their miniature paintings by reducing the size of distant objects.
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024