I’m not really sure how I landed on these, but here they are: “Indian Composite Animal Paintings” from about 1750-1850. I don’t know much about them other than that they’re Hindu. I read that they’re about inter-relatedness of all beings. I’m not sure about the spiritual message, but it looks like people had fun making them.
Occasionally I wonder why European/Americans get so obsessed with realism when other cultures appear to be having much more fun with their pictures.
My apologies – as with many paintings from this culture and time period, they were posted without the artist’s name.