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Wall paintings gallery

Museum has only small collection of wall painting from Chamba Rangmahal . These paintings belong to 18th-19th century A.D. The linear quality of the drawing in these paintings is very expressive. The lines simply glide from one plane to another. The normal technique for these wall panels were fresco worked over with tempera. The general atmosphere in these panels is calm and serene in spite of some dynamic compositions. The theme of these paintings is the religious and the social like of that period. Themes based on the loves of Krishna and Radha, leagends of nayakas and nayiksa and Rasa mandala are also illustrated. . The paintings are the living testimony of the social life of that period. A large composition in which Krishna is chasing the gopis and catching hold of Radha and making mess of the butter pots carried on their heads is fascinating.