The Maurya period is marked by an impressive progress in the Indian sculpture. Dr. Ananda Coomarswamy differentiates the Mauryan sculptures into Court art and the Popular Art. The Court art includes the pillars and their capitals while the popular art includes the works of sculptors such as the Yakshas and Yakshinis. The Yaksha image from ..
Rock Art in India: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News
Armamalai Cave paintings Located in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, Armamalai Cave is known for a Jain temple with ancient paintings, Petroglyphs and rock art. The cave has three parts with walls of mud and adobe, turning it into complex of three shrines – trikūta. The cave belongs to 8th century AD. The ceiling and ..
Located on the bank of Baghani river in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. These rock cut caves posses the most amazing paintings known to be made by ancient man. Out of the initial 9 caves only 5 have been extant. The legend says that these caves were established by Buddhist monk Dataka. The caves ..
Jogimara Cave Paintings The paintings which were created before the Ajanta and Bagh Caves belong to Pre-Buddha caves. The best example of the Pre-Buddha paintings is the Jogimara cave, which is situated at Amarnath near the origin of Narmada, in Sarguja in Chhattisgarh. The paintings of these caves have been dated from 300BC to as ..
The prehistoric art helps us to find the gradual development of primitive man. This art shows symbolism and it shows that the primitive man took inspiration from the nature. At some places, we also find that a pinch of spirituality was added to the worldly things in some prehistoric paintings. The key features of Prehistoric ..