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Paper - VI Art & Iconography

ART 

  1. Art in prehistoric India 

  2. Art in protohistoric India – sculpture in diverse mediums, paintings and other works of art  

  3. Ancient Indian art in diverse mediums (stone, terracotta, stucco, bone, ivory, metal, etc.): Maurya, Sunga, Satavahana, Kushan, Gupta, Vakataka, Pallava, Chalukya, and Rashtrakuta art traditions with special reference to different art centres / schools, e.g. Amaravati, Bharhut, Sanchi, Mathura, Gandhara, Sarnath, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Badami, Aihole, Ajanta, Ellora and Bhubaneswar 

  4. Early medieval Indian art styles: Pratihara, Chandella, Paramara, Chola, Hoysala, Pala and Kakatiya 

  5. Early and medieval mural paintings– technique and styles; with special reference to Ajanta , Bagh, Sittannavasal, Ellora, Thanjavur, etc.  

  6. Miniature paintings: Rajasthani, Deccani, Mughal and Pahari schools 

  7. Survey of metal images of India with special reference to Pala, Pallava, Chola and Kashmiri styles 
     

ICONOGRAPHY 

  1. Antiquity and concept of Indian iconography 

  2. Brief introduction to sources, mudras, asanas and ayudhas of deities 

  3. Brahmanical Iconography: Siva, Vishnu, Surya, Brahma, Ganesa, Karttikeya, Devi (Mahishamardini, Saptamatrikas, Parvati, Lakshmi) Navagrahas and Ashta-dikpalas. 

  4. Buddhist Iconography: origin of Buddha images, Dhyani Buddha, Bodhisattva (Avalokiteswara, Maitreya, Manjusri), Tara, Maha Mayuri and Prajnaparamita 

  5. Jain Iconography: evolution of Jaina images, Adinatha, Neminatha, Parsvanatha, Mahavira, Bahubali, yaksha-yakshi with special reference to Chakresvari, Ambika, Padmavati and Sarasvati 

 

 
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