Mughal Portrait and Animals

November 2022

National Changhua University of Education

Indian miniature painting is introduced within the broader framework of Eastern art practice course taught by Hsu Yu-Ting. During the two-session workshop, Chumik covered both theoretical and practical aspects of Indian miniature painting, including the essential techniques of lining, coloring and detailed shading.

Through the comprehensive approach of learning about forms, colors, and material processes, students built confidence with increasing familiarity, while they were also guided to develop personal ways of expression in this medium.

The workshop is the first of its kind in a college-level program, opening ground for discussion on the fluidity of cultures and aesthetic experience, and the possibilities for contemporary creation rooted in one’s own land and traditions.