Wondrous Color of Indian Painting

Sahibdin, Malavini Ragini: folio from a Ragamala series, 1628; opaque watercolor
Sahibdin, Malavini Ragini, folio from a Ragamala series, Udaipur, Mewar, Rajasthan, 1628, opaque watercolor and ink on paper, 9 13/16 x 7 inches

Altoon Sultan blogs about color in the exhibition Wonder of the Age Master Painters of India, 1100–1900 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,  on view through January 8, 2012.

Sultan writes that "many of the works [in the exhibition] we had assumed were painted by anonymous artists were in fact by well known masters, who were 'wonders of the age'. This is a very large show, some 220 paintings, and there is so much to think about – narrative strategies, compositional and spacial structures, revelatory details, refined form, sheer beauty – that I decided to focus on color."