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An Introduction to Indian Art (Set of 2 Books)

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An Introduction to Indian Art (Set of 2 Books)
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Item Code: NAG421
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University
Language: English
Edition: 2010
Pages: 92 (73 Color and B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 11.5 inch X 8 inch
weight of the book 250 gms

About the Book

Book 1: Indian Painting - Major School

Book 2: Indian Sculpture

 

Book 1: Indian Painting - Major School

 

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.

 

Book 2: Indian Sculpture

 

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.

 

Contents

 

 

Block 1 Indian Painting-Major Schools

 

UNIT 1

Mural Painting

5

UNIT 2

Miniature School of Painting

19

UNIT 3

Company, Bengal and Contemporary School of Paint

36

 

Block 2 Indian Sculpture - Major Schools

 

UNIT 1

Sculptures: Indus Period

5

UNIT 2

Sculptures: Mauryan Schools

24

UNIT 3

Sculptures: Gandhara, Mathura and Amaravati Schools

31

UNIT 4

Sculptures: Gupta Period

41

 

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