Among Museum Rietberg’s many significant treasures is its collection of historical miniature paintings from India. This exhibition examines the oeuvre of two legendary artist brothers by way of comparison. The Guler artist family from the Pahari region of the Himalayas heralded a new direction 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 to portray the many different figures encountered there. Museum Rietberg has a unique, world-renowned collection of miniatures from the Guler family.
Open 10:00 - 17:00, Wed 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Mon. Oct 4 2018 - Feb 17 2019