October 9, 2014 to January 18, 2015
Everyday • all day
Admission: Adults $ 18 / Seniors (65 and over) $ 16 / Ages 18 to 30 $ 10 / Ages 12 to 17 $ 1 / Children (12 and under) Free
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Parc des Champs-de-Batailles
Borough of La Cité-Limoilou / Downtown
Québec , QC , G1R 5H3
Into India uses the miniature to explore the art produced by the Persian, Central Asian and European leaders and merchants who settled in India from the 12th to the 19th century.
The exhibition presents more than a hundred illuminations of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu manuscripts which illustrated Persian books of poetry and albums documenting the life of the glittering Mogul court or the indigenous flora and fauna. These refined works reveal the remarkable ability of Indian artists to adapt their styles to satisfy the taste of the foreigners who dominated India while maintaining a specifically Indian quality. Into India is an extraordinary introduction to the wealth of traditions and religions in this part of the world.