miniature indian painting, anybody an expert?

  • Apparition

    Posts: 3479

    Jan 09, 2016 11:35 PM GMT
    so i bought this painting(?) on a chance, and out of curiosity as an artist. I wanted to see it under a loop.
    It appears to be a painting on paper, but it is in a tight plastic bag. There is no real sign of age decay.

    I'm trying to find out about it. The quality screams old, but the condition doesnt. Just wondering if there is a modern industry still doing this kind of work at this level.

    It seems to be khrisna and his wife.

    The strokes are really tiny. It doesnt seem to match anything online as far as quality from this era. Wish I liked the subject matter more, but I can appreciate the technique.

    Very small:




  • eM_Jay

    Posts: 75

    Jan 09, 2016 11:49 PM GMT
    Im not much of an expert, just an enthusiast...maybe

    Im pretty sure it's a printed replica of a real painting, the strokes are too fine for me to say there isn't an original. But this is clearly not it. A buddy of mine does these with a good printer with just a few tweeks with software (im not sure exactly which, never paid attention when he explained). Anyway, point is it's easy to 'age' paintings and still produce what looks like a real, quality painting. I think you've got an aged-pic here. Just an educated guess though judging from the one's i've seen my buddy do. The detail is amazing though.

    Oh and btw that's not Shiva, its Krishna. icon_wink.gif
  • Apparition

    Posts: 3479

    Jan 10, 2016 1:30 AM GMT
    like i said, i took a chance. i wanted the frame too. pottery and wood are my fields, it is still a neat little study.
  • eM_Jay

    Posts: 75

    Jan 11, 2016 11:50 AM GMT
    Apparition said it is still a neat little study.

    that it is