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Mughal Seed in Modern Architectural Decoration

Author(s): Rohita Sharma

Journal: Bonfring International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management Science
ISSN 2250-1096

Volume: 02;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 112;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Mural Design | Architecture Aesthetic Pleasures | Commercial

Mughals are not required to any introduction. Their glory, living style, beautiful architecture with its unique decoration is known to all. Babur was the founder of Mughal dynasty. They made very attractive architecture in India. The architectural decorations reflect the taste, interest, living- standard style and customs of Mughals. These monuments are world famous for its beautiful wall decoration. The contemporary mural decoration has its roots in Mughal art. Inlay, painting and stucco decoration in Mughal era has a unique place in this content. Not only Indians but many foreigners are also impressed from this art. In present time this art has been used on the fa?ade of modern architecture. Before Mughals, Indian architecture was colourless. This contribution goes to the Mughals who brought new techniques with beautiful colours in India. This paper is an attempt to find cultural and aesthetic values for using different techniques and motifs for wall decoration in contemporary period. The objective of the study is to have a better understanding of the influence of Mughal art culture on career, employment, livelihood and social innovation. Apart from the above objectives, this paper tries to find out the answer of several questions, like why do foreign delegates are attracted towards Mughal art and culture. Why do different hotels and restaurants want to resemble with Mughal art What is the social function of artistic and cultural creativity On the whole this paper is based on Mural decoration during Mughal era. By the end of this paper it will be clear that what type of mural decoration was used in Mughal era, its history, style, aesthetic pleasure, importance and impact on contemporary art and architecture. The study concludes that the mural decoration in present time has its root from Mughal (Persia).

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