Palaces in the royal capital, Delhi, are known for their spectacular and extravagant decorations and their art collections.
But as well as being a visual feast, these halls also contain a treasure trove of cultural and architectural history.
Read moreThe palace arts online portal, which provides a wealth of information on the palace arts, has been set up by the Delhi Palace Museum (DPMM), the official organ of the city’s heritage department.
The portal is an online portal with links to museums, exhibitions, curators, conservators and artists.
While the DMM is also responsible for curating the Durga Puja festival, it has created a portal for the palace art history of Delhi and the surrounding area.
This is the first time that the portal has been made available to the public.
The website was launched by the DPMM, which has also set up an exhibition page on its official Facebook page.
The exhibition, entitled ‘Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’ – ‘The Palace Art of Delhi’, will be held at the Raj Bhavan on December 2.
The exhibition is being organised by the DPMM’s curatorial department, and is expected to be a big hit.
The DPMMM said that this is the second exhibition on the Palace Art history of the capital.
The previous one was ‘Bhagalpur Art Gallery’ in 2013.
“This is a very interesting project and I am looking forward to sharing it with the public,” said Ashish Sharma, a curator at the DpmM.
The curator said that the exhibition will be a highlight of the D-Day celebrations, as well.
“We have the Palaces and Gardens Department, and we have to make it accessible for everyone,” he added.
The portal was launched on August 23, 2017.
Sharma said that for this exhibition, he had to research the history of all the palace paintings, as there are no known documents pertaining to the period from when the palace was built in the 11th century to the 19th century.
“I have been researching these paintings for more than a decade now.
In the end, I came up with this idea,” he said.”
The exhibition will explore the rich and unique palace paintings of Delhi, as this is a part of our city’s rich heritage,” Sharma said.
“This is something that we can never forget, and it will be an important part of the celebrations,” he continued.
The DPM, who is also a member of the Centre for Art History and Culture, has recently completed a major project on the history and evolution of the palace of Keshav, which was built by the Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.
The project also revealed that the palace has the largest number of paintings of the 19 th century.