About the Book
Book 1: Indian Painting - Major School
Book 2: Indian Sculpture
This Block relates to the understanding of Indian Painting from the Ajanta painting to present times. Historical period witnessed the great painting styles like Ajanta. Later many schools in the miniature styles of painting emerged. There was colonial influence on the trends of painting in India. After the independence Indian painting has taken to modem approaches.
The first unit in this Block discusses in detail about the Mural Painting. The Major Schools, Features, Contents are discussed in this unit.
The second unit in this Block is a study on Miniature School of Painting. Evolution of Miniature painting from the illustrated Manuscript Painting, the Major Schools such as Rajasthani, Mughal, Pahari and Deccani are the main contents of this unit.
The last unit in this Block will study the development after the fall of great empires. India came under the colonial rule. It influence on the technique, treatment and subjects of painting in India. Followed with Company paintings, Bengal school, Modem art movement and the contemporary art in India. It is interesting to see how the painting as an art form has flourished in India for more than 2000 years.
This Block relates to the understanding of Indian sculpture of historical times. India has a rich heritage of sculpture from the Indus period to the Vijayanagar period. The different styles in sculpture are created by the dynasty which ruled at the time of the creation of that class of sculpture. Iconography and different features are associated with the sculpture. Since it is a very vast field of study only representational examples are considered here.
The first unit (1) in this Block discusses in detail the sculptures of the Indus valley period, their features and contents.
The second unit (2) is a study of the Mauryan sculptures, the usage of stone carving, the masterpieces of this style.
The third unit (3) in this Block studies the three major Buddhist schools of sculpture- Gandhara, Mathura and Amaravati with interesting features and examples.
The fourth unit (4) in this Block is a study on the sculpture produced during the Gupta age, considered as the classical era of Indian sculpture. Masterpiece and features will be studied.
Block 1 Indian Painting-Major Schools
Miniature School of Painting
Company, Bengal and Contemporary School of Paint
Block 2 Indian Sculpture - Major Schools
Sculptures: Indus Period
Sculptures: Mauryan Schools
Sculptures: Gandhara, Mathura and Amaravati Schools
Sculptures: Gupta Period
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