Face Value
Early Portraits in Indian Art

Face Value

Discover MAP Themes
Age: 10+

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
The Dotted Line
Discover MAP Artists
Age: 10+

The Dotted Line

Learn about a pioneering artist and the Bhil painting tradition she made famous.

In Focus
Discover MAP Themes
Age: 10+

In Focus

Learn about studio portraiture – from the beginnings of photography to contemporary times.

Dreamscapes
Discover MAP Artists
Age: 10+

Dreamscapes

Exploring the works of one of India’s finest contemporary female artists.