Indian Art

Indian art has a rich and vibrant history, dating back to cave drawings dating back to 2,500 BC. Every region of India offers its own distinct style of art and religion motifs are common to them. Some famous styles include Madhubani, miniatures, Pattachitra, Warli, Thanjavur and Kalamkari. From prehistoric rock carvings, to sophisticated sculptures and detailed Kalamkari work, Indian art reflects the deep cultural traditions, mythology and the ideological diversity of the nation.

The Natyashastra is arguably the world's oldest treatise on dance and Indian classical music has had a far-reaching influence around the world. Indian artists like MF Husain, FN Souza, Jamini Roy, and Tyeb Mehta feature in art auctions around the world. Artists like Anish Kapoor who has bought the global rights to the 'blackest black' and architect / designer Anupama Kundoo are staples at the world's largest art festivals, including the Venice Biennale. India is home to a variety of art forms, including painting, scultpure, pottery and textiles. Each region has its own techniques with Madhubani, Warli, Miniatures and Patachitra being among the best known styles along with cutting edge modern art.

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