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Indian Fresco

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Chola frescoes were discovered underneath the paintings of the Nayak period. These frescoes had an element of Shaivism in them. The frescoes and sculptures in the cave temples of Ellora and Elephanta were probably built later than the ones in Ajanta. These frescoes and sculptures depict Hindu tales and metaphors and in style they evolve from the earlier Ajanta styles. The depiction of the eyes is a unique quality in the frescos of Ajanta. The eyes of the princess kings and celestial gods are of meditative nature in order to depict the sublime look of grace and compassion. These frescoes were painted between c. 200 BC and 600 and are the oldest known frescoes in India. Jataka stories are depicted here. They have been illustrated one after another.

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Fresco is a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly ordered or wet lime plaster. It is conjointly renowned by the name of `Naqqashi`. It is usually done on walls of buildings. These paintings are from the Buddhist period in the ancient Ajanta caves.

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