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MODERN ARTS

Modern India is often said to be any time after the loss of British rule and the gaining of independence in the country. As a way of rethinking how India worked and remaking the vision it had for itself, the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group was created less than a decade after Independence. The group only stayed alive for 4 years, yet had such a significant impact on the shaping of modern indian life.

historic ARTS

In the prehistoric age of India , art and culture were shared by many religious groups. The historic art consists of stone and metal sculptures, and many of those are surviving till date. Also , the variety of art forms mainly include textile arts, pottery , woven silk and painting .

MODERN ART 

In modern art period, through one way or another, almost all artists were connected to the group due to its large reach. Sculptures are still an important part of how Indians looked at history. Some renowned artists were Manisha Dey, Krishen Khanna, Manjit Bawa duric that time.

HISTORIC ART

In geographic perspectives, Indian art spans the entire India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Eastern Afghanistan and Nepal. The religions that influenced Indian art and culture
include Hinduism , Buddhism , Jainism , Islam and Sikhism. Bhimbetka, Mathura, Gandhara, Sanchi, Khajuraho, Ajanta and Barbara caves are the major locations of Indian rock art.

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INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION

The Indus valley civilization seems to have taken less interest in large scale art , unlike other civilizations . There are proofs in Mohenjo-Daro that they are remarkably good at modelling human figures .

VEDIC PERIOD

Following the Indus valley civilization which was a millennium old and collapsed , Vedic period came into existence . Abstract Pottery was the main art that is found till date from this age .

MAURYA ART

The emperor Ashoka of north Indian Maurya empire adopted Buddhism in his 40s . Even though he was patronized on rock cut architecture , not many of them survive. The famous Lion capital of Ashoka with four pillars was taken as the EMBLEM OF INDIA , after Independence.

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