The Indian Painters Manaku and Nainsukh

The museum´s collection of historical miniature paintings from India is of special significance. The exhibition  examines the oeuvre of the two Indian legendary artist brothers Manaku and Nainsukh. They lived from around 1700 to 1776. The artist family from Guler in the Pahari region of the Himalayas heralded a turn in Indian painting in the second half of the 18th century. Manaku captured mythical tales on paper with the aid of colour and imagination, while his younger brother Nainsukh relied on refinement and sensitivity to shed an intimate light on life at a raja’s court and portray the many different figures encountered there.