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Ancient Indian art

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 | Author:

Art in ancient India began with rock paintings especially in caves where men and women in the primitive time lived. The ancient Indian art showed that the people who actually created this art were highly accomplished and artistically oriented which developed a rich culture. One could see aesthetic sense and skilled craftsmanship in the architecture and artifacts found during excavations on these sites. This ancient Indian art also revealed a detailed understanding of human and animal anatomy on deep study. Ancient Indian temple architecture, murals, sculptures depict the nature of ancient Indian art. Each phase was unique in the field of architecture, painting, literature and art. Different influences both external and internal drove the evolution of Indian art from time to time and place to place. Hindus, Buddhists, Mughals and the British, all ruled over India in different phases and influenced its art.  In ancient Indian art, symbolism is of great value. Indian art is also unique in terms of its varied metaphors, symbols of Gods, Goddesses, philosophies and visual imagery. 

 

Each period in India was characterized by special features in painting and architecture. Indian artists were primarily concerned with the philosophical aspect of their visual expression. Ancient Indian art is full of creativity and cultural expression. Symbols were used as tools of artistic expression to visualize abstract ideas and diverse philosophy.

 

Ancient India laid a great foundation for art to flourish and develop in the country. Ancient Indian religion also played an important role in visual philosophy which also helped the art to develop and flourish in a diverse pattern.

 

The Art that is called India

Sunday, April 05th, 2009 | Author:

India on a standalone basis holds a tremendous importance in the world of art and culture. The contribution of India towards the growth and evolution of diverse facets of arts is no less than phenomenal. The land signifies a panoramic view of cultures, traditions, values, colors, faiths, religions, expressions, customs, beliefs and what not! Not for nothing the term ‘unity in diversity’ was coined for the country. Infact, despite boasting of such diversity it’s really a miracle to maintain the united bond. The world has always been mesmerized by India’s mystic charm and her fascinating mosaic. The eternal spirit of India has always thrived on richness of our culture. In India, every thing has found a place despite the chasm of differences.

The inherent contradictions further enhance the beauty of the land. The numerous contradictions combine together to form the whole of India. Art has managed to give us that extra zing in form of variety and class. It is symbol of a nation that is thriving and pulsating on its differences. All forms of arts have been existed in this country. Nothing has ever been rejected just because of a preconceived notion. Here, variety is the buzzword upon which we have continued to thrive and feast for the betterment of our aesthetic senses. The wonder that is called India finds no better representative than visual arts.

Indian art is a sum total of various worlds. Talk about forms of art, whether it is tribal, folk, contemporary, classical or modern, each one of them has managed to confluence in our sub-conscious mind. The greatness of Indian art lies in the fact that each era of great Indian civilization can be read through these arts. Past, present or future, one can find all that he desires to know about glorious chapters of Indian art.