Painting has been practiced with great success by Indians. It was during the time when Buddha’s influence was supreme in India that painting came to be highly developed.
The finest examples of Indian painting can be seen even now in the temples of Ajanta. These show how Indian painters were always eager to express the truths of their religion by means of pictures.
Even in the days of the Mughals, paintings continued to flourish, for many of the Mughal emperors were patrons of this art. There were also many Rajput painters who tried to paint such familiar scenes and sights as can be seen every day in India. Indian painters were also good at painting portraits of living men and women.