Translating Indian miniature paintings into a time-based medium
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The purpose of this research and the corresponding project is to explore and interpret the qualities of the traditional art form of Indian miniature paintings into a digital, time based medium. These are beautiful, finely-drawn paintings with rich detailed patterns and striking bold colors. Intricately and meticulously drawn, they employ an alternative means of representation distinctly different from a conventional lens-based perspective. Most 3-dimensional digital media makes use of either a real or a virtual camera to inform the representation of space. In this project I deviate from this convention to create a new visual style for animation. The project demonstrates how a consistent yet different visual look can be achieved that retains the richness and visual expression of the traditional painting style through the use of new technology.
Vaidya, Aradhana (2008). Translating Indian miniature paintings into a time-based medium. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from