Download CBSE Class XII Painting Syllabus (2018-19) in PDF

Hi, friends, today we are going to discuss you the latest CBSE Class XII Painting Syllabus. As you know very well that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has its own curriculum and they hold the supreme authority to change it further for the benefit of students. So it’s always a wise decision to keep an eye on what happening around with the subject you are going to learn. This year CBSE made little bit changes in CBSE Class 12 Painting Syllabus. Let us have a look at the updated NCERT CBSE Class 12 Painting Syllabus for the academic year 2018-19.


NCERT CBSE Class 12 Painting Syllabus for the academic year 2018-19.


Let us first have a brief idea about the Course Structure of the CBSE Class XII Painting for the academic year 2018-19

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SECTION – WISE WEIGHTAGE IN CBSE CLASS 12 Painting (Theory)

  • Marks=40 Marks
  • Time: 2 hours
Units Periods Marks
1 The Rajasthani and Pahari Schools of Miniature Painting 18 10
2 The Mughal and Deccan Schools of Miniature Painting 18 10
3 The Indian National Flag and the Bengal School of Painting 18 10
4 The Modern Trends in Indian Art 18 10
 Total 72 40

Unit 1: The Rajasthani and Pahari Schools of Miniature Painting 18 Periods

(16th Century A.D. to 19th Century A.D.)
A brief introduction to Indian Miniature Schools: Western-Indian, Pala, Rajasthani, Mughal, Central India, Deccan, and Pahari.

(A) The Rajasthani School:

(1) Origin and Development
(2) Sub-Schools-Mewar, Bundi, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Kishangarh, and Jaipur
(3) Main features of the Rajasthani School
(4) Study of the following Rajasthani paintings:

Title Painter Sub-School
Maru Ragini Sahibdin Mewar
Raja Aniruddha Singh Utkal Bundi
Chaugan layers Dana Jodhpur
Krishna on swing Nuruddin Bikaner
Radha (Bani- Thani) Nihal Kishangarh
Bharat Meets Rama at Chitrakut Guman Jaipur

(B) The Pahari School:

  • Origin and development
  • Sub-Schools-Basohli, Guler, Kangra, Chamba, and Garhwal
  • Main features of the Pahari School
  • Study of the following Pahari paintings:

Title Painter Sub-School

  • Krishna with Gopis Manaku Basohli
  • Bharat Worshipping
  • Charan_Padukas of Rama Unknown Guler
  • Cosmic Dance of Shiva Unknown Chamba
  • Nand, Yashoda and
  • Krishna with Kinsmen
  • going to Vrindavana Nainsukh Kangra
  • Radha and Krishna Looking into the Mirror Unknown Garhwal

Unit 2: The Mughal and Deccan Schools of Miniature Painting 18 Periods

(16th Century AD to 19th Century A.D.)

(A) The Mughal School

(1) Origin and development
(2) Main features of the Mughal School
(3) Study of the following Mughal Paintings:

Title Painter Period

  • Krishna Lifting Mount Govardhana Miskin Akbar
  • Babur Crossing the River Sone Jagnath Akbar
  • Jahangir Holding the Picture of Madona Abul Hassan Jahangir
  • Falcon on a Bird-Rest Ustad Mansoor Jahangir
  • Kabir and Raidas Ustad Faquirullah Khan Shahjahan
  • Marriage procession of Dara Shikoh Haji Madni Provincial Mughal  Avadh)

(B) The Deccan School

  • Origin and development
  • Main features of the Deccan School
  • Study of the following Deccan Paintings

Title Painter Sub-School

  • Ragini Pat-hamsika Unknown Ahmadnagar
  • Sultan Abdulla Qutb Shah Unknown Bijapur
  • Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusro Unknown Hyderabad
  • Dancers Unknown Hyderabad
  • Chand Bibi Playing Polo (Chaugan) Unknown Gol Konda

Unit 3: The Indian National Flag and the Bengal School of Painting 18 Periods

(About the beginning to mid of the 20th Century)

(A) Evolution of the Indian National Flag (First – 1906, Middle – 1921 and Final 1947 stages); The symbolic significance of its forms and the colours.
(B) (1) Introduction to the Bengal School of Painting

  • Origin and development of the Bengal School of painting
  • Main features of the Bengal School of painting

(2) The contribution of Indian artists in the struggle for National Freedom Movement

a) Painting: i) Title of the Soil – Nandlal Bose

(3) Study of the following paintings of the Bengal school:

  • Journey’s End – Abanindranath Tagore
  • Tiller of the Soil – Nandlal Bose
  • Rasa-Lila – Kshitindranath Majumdar
  • Radhika – M.A.R. Chughtai
  • Meghdoot – Ram Gopal Vijaivargiya
  • Arjun Detach From War – Sarada Charan Ukil

Unit 4: The Modern Trends in Indian Art  ( 18 Periods )

Introduction

(1) Study of the following work of Contemporary (Modern) Indian Art

(a) Paintings

  • Rama Vanquishing the Pride of the Ocean – Raja Ravi Varma
  • Magician – Gaganendranath Tagore
  • Mother and child – Jamini Roy
  • Three Girls – Amrita Sher Gil
  • Mother Teresa – M.F. Husain
  • Gossip – N.S. Bendre
  • Untitled – G.R. Santosh
  • The Vulture – Kamlesh Dutt
  • Words and Symbole – K.C.

(b) Graphic – prints:

  • Whirlpool – Krishna Reddy
  • Children – Somnath Hore
  • Devi – Jyoti Bhatt
  • Of Walls – Anupam Sud
  • Man, Woman and Tree – K. Laxma Goud

(c) Sculptures:

  • Triumph of Labour – D. P. Roychowdhury
  • Santhal Family – Ramkinkar Vaij
  • Cries Unheard – Amar Nath Sehgal
  • Ganesha – P.V. Jankiram
  • Chatturmukhi – Aekka Yada Giri Rao
  • Vanshri – Mrinaliru Mukherjee

The names of artists and titles of their artwork as listed above are only suggestive and in no way exhaustive. Teachers and students should expand this according to their own resources. However, the questions will be set from the above-mentioned artworks only.

SECTION – UNIT-WISE WEIGHT IN CBSE CLASS XII Painting

  • Marks=60 Marks
  • Time: 6 (3 + 3 hours)
Units Periods Marks
1 Nature, and Object Study 50 20
2 Painting Composition 50 20
3 Portfolio Assessment 48 20
 Total 148 60

Unit 1: Nature and Object study ( 50 Periods)
Studies on the basis of exercises done in class XI with two or three objects and two draperies (in different colours) for background and foreground. Exercises in pencil with light and shade and in full colour from a fixed point of view.

Unit 2: Painting Composition (50 Periods)
Imaginative painting based on subjects from Life and Nature in water and poster colours with colour values.

Unit 3: Portfolio Assessment (48 Periods)

  • Record of the entire year’s performance from sketch to finished product. 10 Marks
  • Five selected nature and object study exercises in any media done during the session, including a minimum of two still life exercises. 5 Marks
  • Two selected works of paintings done by the candidate during the year 5 Marks These selected works prepared during the course by the candidate and certified by the school authorities as the work done in the school will be placed before the examiners for assessment.

Note: The timetable to be so framed as to allow the students to work continuously for a minimum of two periods at a stretch

Guidelines for Evaluation of Practical

1. Marking Scheme:

Part I: Nature and Object Study (20 marks)

  • Drawing (composition) (10)
  • Treatment of media/ colours  (05)
  •  Overall impression ( 05)

Part II: Painting Composition( 20 marks)

  • The compositional arrangement including an emphasis on the subject  (10)
  • Treatment of media (colour) and appropriate colour scheme  ( 05)
  • Originality, creativity and overall impression  (05)

Part III: Portfolio Assessment (20 marks)

  • Record of the entire year’s performance from sketch to the finished product ( 10)
  • Five selected nature and object study exercises in any media including a minimum of two still lives (05)
  • Two selected painting compositions prepared on the basis of life and nature (05)

2. The format of the Questions

Part I: Nature and Object Study

Draw and paint the still-life of a group of objects arranged on a drawing board before you, from a fixed point of view (given to you), on a drawing paper of half imperial size in colours. Your the drawing should be proportionate to the size of the paper. The objects should be painted in a realistic manner with proper light and shade and perspective, etc. In this study, the drawing board is not to be included.

Note: A group of objects to be decided by the external and internal examiners jointly as per instructions. The objects for nature study and object study are to be arranged before the candidates.

Part II: Painting Composition:

Make a painting – a composition on any of the following five subjects in any medium (water/pastel, tempera, acrylic) of your choice on a drawing-paper of half imperial size either horizontally or vertically. Your composition should be original and effective. Weightage will be given to a well-composed drawing, effective use of media, proper emphasis on the subject matter and utilization of full-space.

Note: Any five subjects for painting composition are to be decided by the external and internal examiners jointly as per instructions and are to mentioned here strictly just before the start of the examination for part II.

3. (A) Instructions for the selection of the objects for Nature and Object Study:

1. The examiners (Internal and External) are to select/decide two or three suitable objects in such a way so that natural and geometrical forms may be covered in the group of objects:

  • Natural-forms-large size foliage and flowers, fruits, and vegetables, etc.
  • Geometrical forms made of wood/plastic/paper/metal/earthen, etc., such as the cube, cone, prism, cylinder, and sphere.

2. Objects should be selected generally of large (suitable) size.
3. An object relating to nature, according to the season and location of the examination centre, must be included in the group of objects. The natural objects should be purchased/arranged only on the day of the examination so that its freshness may be maintained.
4. Two draperies in different colours (one in dark and other in a light tone) are also to be included for background and foreground, keeping in view the colours and tones of the objects.

(B) Instructions to decide the subjects for Painting-Composition:

1. The examiners (Internal and External) are to select/decide five subjects suitable for painting – composition.

2. The subjects should be so designed that the candidates may get clear-cut ideas of the subjects and they can exercise their imagination freely because it is not important what you do, but how you do it.

3. The examiners (Internal and External) jointly are free to select/decide the subjects, but these should be according to the standard of Class XII and environment of the school/candidates. Some identified areas of the subjects for painting-composition are given below, in which some more areas may also be added:

  • Affairs of family friends and daily life.
  • Affairs of family professionals.
  • Games and sports activities.
  • Nature
  • Fantasy
  • National, religious, cultural, historical and social events and celebrations.

4. General Instructions to the examiners:

  • Candidates should be given one hour break after first three hours.
  • Work of the candidates, for Parts I, II and III, are to be evaluated on the spot jointly by the external and internal examiners.
  • Each work of Part I, II and III, after the assessment is to be marked as “Examined” and duly signed by the external and internal examiners jointly.

Some Reference Books for teachers (For Practical Part):

1. “Paint Still life” by Claretta White yet to be revised (Walter T. Foster Publication).
2. “Art of Drawing” Grumbacher Library Wook (Walter T. Foster Publication).
3. “On Techniques” By Leon Frank (Walter T. Foster Publication).
4. “More Trees” by Fredrick Gardner (Walter T. Foster Publication).
5. “How to Draw and Paint Textures of Animals” By Walter J. Wilding (Water T. Foster Publication).
6. “How to Draw and Paint Animal Expressions” by Walter J. Wilding (Walter T. Foster Publication).
7. “Art of the Pencil” by Borough Johnson (Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., New Delhi).
8. “Design for you” by Ethel Jane Beitler (John Wiley & Sons Ltd., New Delhi).
9. “Complete Book of Artist’s Techniques by Dr Kurt Herbers, (Thames and Hudson, London).

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