Suparna Sen Reward Points : 26200 Member Since : Saturday, March 14, 2009
Can anyone tell me in detail about the Ajanta and Ellora cave paintings ..Are there any other place in India where we will find such cave paintings
Posted On : 03/16/09 5:18:32 AM
Bidyut Sinha Reward Points : 10500 Member Since : Friday, August 08, 2008
he paintings and sculptures of Ajanta and Ellora are considered as masterpieces of the Buddhist art and they have had a great influence in the development of art in India. Hence, UNESCO has considered these caves as a World Heritage Site since 1983.The paintings on the walls and ceilings dramatically reflect the sophisticated achievements of the very apogee of India s so-called Golden age, generally associated with the Gupta Dynasty. The creativity of the sculptures depict various human and animal forms and even make them expressive makes the cave paintings at Ajanta one of the high watermarks of artistic creativity. The Ellora caves are a unique artistic creation and its sanctuaries devoted to different religious illustrate the spirit of tolerance that was a characteristic of ancient India.
Posted On : 03/16/09 5:43:11 AM
Abhi Tripathi Reward Points : 75700 Member Since : Monday, January 07, 2008
Cave paintings of India date back to the prehistoric times. The finest examples of these paintings comprise of the murals of Ajanta, Ellora, Bagh, Sittanavasal, etc, which reflect an emphasis on naturalism. Ancient cave paintings of India serve as a window to our ancestors, who used to inhabit these caves. Apart from Ajanta and Ellora Bhimbetka caves of Madhya Pradesh, located 46 km south of Bhopal, is a valuable repository that acts like a sentinel to the prehistoric art and architecture of India. all these stand as the logos of Prehistoric cave paintings in India
Posted On : 03/16/09 9:35:03 PM
Roop Chatterjee Reward Points : 21400 Member Since : Wednesday, February 11, 2009
he tradition of Indian paintings date back to the cave paintings of Bhimbetka. The cave Indian paintings of Bhimbetka are supposedly thousands of years old. The ancient people tried their hands in painting depicting every aspect of their social life. While the pictures of group dance, mask dance and stick dance remind of their leisure time, the paintings of man with the dog, deer hunting, war etc reflect upon the other side of their real life. Different rock weapons, tools, ceramic and bones, bows and arrows, knives were used in painting on cave wall
There are a number of cave paintings in India that attract the attention of the art lovers throughout the world. Some of the famous Indian Cave Paintings are: Bhimbetaka Paintings Bagh Paintings Sittanavasal Paintings The rock paintings of Bhimbetaka are one of the most ancient cave paintings in India which date back to thousands of years ago. Located 40 km south of Bhopal, Bhimbetaka paintings mainly consist of animals and birds.
Posted On : 03/18/09 12:39:44 AM
Parineeta Rai Reward Points : 18900 Member Since : Wednesday, March 18, 2009
India is the land where the artists never waited for the canves ..instead made mother nature the canvas to express emotion. Cave paintings of Bhimbetka, Ajanta and Ellora stand as the logos of expression of the ancient Indians