Paintings from India
India is one of the oldest countries in the world, with long and dramatic history and diverse and mysterious for Western civilization art and philosophy.
An incredible mix of traditional and colonial art
The term 'Indian art' refers to a wide variety of artworks created over the territories of modern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Artworks created here include:
- plastic arts (beautiful examples of sculpture and pottery);
- visual arts with cave painting as a first form of it;
- textile arts including world-known silk decorating.
The best examples of early Indian art are stone or metal paintings which were the only media to survive local climate.
Indian art developed under influence of different religions — Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Islam. Just like in European countries, in India there are plenty of images featuring religious episodes, but instead of Christ and saints all the paintings display Buddha. In comparison to puritan Western world, Indian art freely depicted nudity and sexual relations observing it as natural and not shameful sides of human nature.
As India experienced several waves of colonization, the art developed under influence of culture of countries that were dominating. These were mostly Muslim countries and British Empire between 1757–1947. Nowadays Indian fine art develops under inevitable influence of globalization but still remains distinctive and unique.
Contemporary Indian art
Indian artworks are all about colour. A bright and colourful country is a perfect place for growth and development of artists with a perfect sense of colour and ability to use it properly. You won't find depressing gray or black on Indian paintings — they all are made of optimistic colourful paints.
Our online gallery sells examples of best paintings created by modern Indian artists. They work in very different styles — here you can find perfect Cubist, Abstract and Expressionist works, — depict various objects (still life, landscapes, portrait, animals) and use different media, but all works are just charming.
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