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Discover MAP Themes

The art of portraiture is one that was patronised and practiced across societies, recording histories both cultural and personal. The story of portraiture in Indian art is a fascinating journey, encompassing notions of the real and the ideal, the observed and the imagined.

Use this resource to look at some interesting portraits, learn about patronage, create collaborative portraits, unlock the secret codes of portrait painting and more!

This Discover MAP pack includes:

  •  A journey back in time to early portraits in Indian art
  • MAP DIY Guide – to help you create collaborative portraits with friends or family
  • MAP Activity Worksheet – learn the secret language of portraits


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