15 Facts About Indian art


Geographically, it spans the entire Indian art subcontinent, including what is India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and at times eastern Afghanistan.

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Origin of Indian art can be traced to prehistoric settlements in the 3rd millennium BCE.

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On its way to modern times, Indian art has had cultural influences, as well as religious influences such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam.

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Indian art has itself received influences at times, especially from Central Asia and Iran, and Europe.

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Major survivals of Buddhist Indian art begin in the period after the Mauryans, from which good quantities of sculpture survives.

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Buddhism and Buddhism Indian art spread to Central Asia and the far East across Bactria and Sogdia, where the Kushan Empire met the Han Dynasty of China.

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Indian art elements were present in their works from the beginning, with the incorporation of local Indian art flora and fauna that were otherwise absent from the traditional Persian style.

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Indian art preferred each painter work on a single piece rather than the collaboration fostered during Akbar's time.

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Many commissions by Indian princes were now wholly or partly in Western styles, or the hybrid Indo-Saracenic architecture.

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Bengal School of Art commonly referred as Bengal School, was an art movement and a style of Indian painting that originated in Bengal, primarily Kolkata and Shantiniketan, and flourished throughout the Indian subcontinent, during the British Raj in the early 20th century.

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Tradition and methods of Indian cliff painting gradually evolved throughout many thousands of years - there are multiple locations found with prehistoric art.

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Indian art subcontinent has the longest continuous legacy of jewellery-making, with a history of over 5, 000 years.

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One of the first to stIndian art jewellery-making were the people of the Indus Valley civilization.

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Buddhist Indian art first developed during the Gandhara period and Amaravati Periods around the 1st century BCE.

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Folk Indian art includes the visual expressions of the wandering nomads.

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