Mysore painting is a form of classical south Indian painting encouraged and nurtured by the Mysore rulers. They are known for their elegance, delicacy and intricate work. Mysore was under the reign of the Wodeyars and it was under their patronage that this school of painting reached its zenith.Mysore Paintings of India make use of thinner gold leaves and require much more hard work. The most popular themes of these paintings include Hindu Gods and Goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology. The grace, beauty and intricacy of Indian Mysore Paintings leave the onlookers mesmerized.