2016-17 Oct – Art of India

January 23rd, 2017

Art of India  

Docent training on September 29th    (For Oct)­   Training session is held in the library at 7:00PM.   -Here’s a link to watch the project video – https://youtu.be/Uqi_XjZTmwU


The art of India was highly influenced by religion. —Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Christianity are just a few examples. India is geographically and culturally very diverse. The Gupta period during the 1st and 2nd century was known for the art of Buddhism which included Buddha in much of the artwork. The next major period was that of Hinduism with much of the art dedicated to the Hindu gods, primarily Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva—the gods of the trinity. A popular style of art was the Miniature—page-sized drawings that were highly stylized, detailed and colorful. Indian art has various forms like painting, sculptures (made of stone, wood, ivory, clay and metal), carvings on hills and caves. Dance and music are considered to be a great form of art.




Washington, DC
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Textile Museum

Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond)

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