Collection: Chokha

Rajasthan artist Chokha (active 1799-1824) was the son of renowned artist Bakhta. Much of the great art that came out of this period was created by artists trained under Bakhta. Chokha's style was inspired by and grew from his father's, but he took the traditional styles and techniques of Northwest India and made them uniquely his own with his fluidity, simplified modernity, and reliance on movement and three-dimensionality. These innovations were a break form earlier styles that drew more heavily on traditional, flat forms and figures.