The painting above used to be in Hodgkin's personal collection and you can see how when perspective is flattened, colour and shape become more important, a lesson Hodgkin no doubt found reinforced in his contact with the aesthetics of Indian painting.
I have posted previously on Indian aesthetics but not really taken a look at any individual artist in any depth, so perhaps it is time to remedy that.
Rembrandt is accepted as one of the masters of Western art and in particular his drawings are picked out as being exemplary. However it is sometimes forgotten that Rembrandt was fascinated by Indian Art and by one artist in particular; Bichitr.
Bichitr was a court painter for two Mughal Emperors, Muhammad Salīm, who called himself Jahangir “Conqueror of the World” and Jahān Shāh and we have work from Bichitr dating from about 1615, so we are talking about an artist with a career lasting over 40 years and the complexity of his images rivals Rembrandt's, but because he was working in India most of us have never heard of him.