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Hindu Art by Mind Map: Hindu Art
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Hindu Art



Pahari painting school

developed in the 17th-19th centuries

use bright colors

portray themes of love and affection

form of indian painting done in miniature forms

pictures ranged from bold intense paintings to delicate lyrical ones

Nepalese religious painting

conservative in technique, style, and iconography

slight changes made in composition pallet, style, and motifs

Buddhist community of Newars, known throughout Asia for their worksmanship

made most paintings on manuscripts, bookcovers, and some on cloth



inner sanctum "the garbha griha or womb-chamber", crowned by a tower-like shikara


congregation hall

antechamber and porch


master architects who ensure buildings are designed according to sacred principles


two and a half years of great accomplishments for architecture, two great examples are the Ellora and Elephanta caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves


first sculptures date back to the Indus Valley Civilizations

where stone and bronze carvings were found

2nd and 1st Century BCE sculptures became more explicit

statues of gods and goddesses have been a favorite to all artists placed in temples and at home


two and a half years of great accomplishments for sculpture

Gupta Dynasty

Powerful dynasty emerged in 320 AD

ruled all of North America for century

no royal lineage

credited for the classical period of indian art


in the 6th century: characteristic plan for all temples, entrance led to a pillared hall into the cella, shrine crowned by a tower (the shikhara)

7th century plan for temples dravida, pyramid shape, depend on detailed carved stone to create a design consisting of numerous statues of deities, warriors, kings, and dancers


medieval bronze sculpture was developed in South Asia


very little is known about hindu wall painting except fragments of Ellora and Tanjore