Copy of painting in the caves of Ajanta by Robert Gill, oil on canvas, 1850-1854, India.
This is a copy of a painting in cave 1 at Ajanta. The white patches cover fragile areas that require conservation work. The Ajanta cave paintings are the oldest surviving examples of painting in India. They ...
How the Ajanta murals were created
By Aishwarya Pramod
The Magic Tours of India Blog
The Ajanta cave paintings (from around 200 BCE to 500 CE) represent India's art at a great height of sophistication and skill. These scenes of the life of Buddha and the bodhisattvas, natural beauty and...
Operation Hidden Idol: The Struggle To Bring Back Indian Antiquities
By S. Vijay Kumar
After the first part on how artefacts worth millions are smuggled from India because of the indifference of the authorities, the sequel looks at what happens to these lost Gods in an unendin...
Digital Rare Book:
The Vishnudharmottara - A Treatise on Indian Painting and Image-Making
By Stella Kramrisch
Lecturer in Fine Arts (Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture), Calcutta University
Published by Calcutta University Press - 1928
A copper alloy figure of SHIVA BHIKSHATANA
South India, Tanjore, Nayak Dynasty, 17th century.
The present sculpture depicting Shiva’s manifestation as Bhikshatana, “the enchanting mendicant,” embodies the inspired modeling, sinuous elegance and spontaneous charm of late south Indian bronze casti...