Rui Oliveira Lopes. Artistic Eclecticism in Mughal Miniature Painting from 1526 to 1707
The establishment of the Mughal dynasty (1526–1857) introduced significant changes to artistic production in North India. The Mughal emperors’ policy of patronage contributed to a confluence of styles in one of the most prominent art forms in the Islamic tradition. Mughal miniature painting became a powerful instrument for political propaganda, for the validation of dynastic power and for the documentation of historical events.