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First Online: August 15, 1997
Page Last Updated: April 04, 2014

The Arts of India

The Arts of India are the illustration of the religious life of the Hindus. Like their faith, the arts have been preserved for the past three thousand years, from change and decay, from foreign invasions, and from  the fury of the nature. We owe its preservation to the future generations. For, it exemplifies how life can indeed revolve around the arts.

– K. L. Kamat
August 15, 1997

The Arts and Artists of India

Timeline of ArtTimeline of Indian Art
List of important art movements in Indian history with links to articles and pictures.
The Puppeteers
Article on the traveling puppeteers of India, and their art; includes pictures of a number of painted leather puppets.
Daria DaulatDaria-Daulat
Paintings on the walls of a summer place of Tippu Sultan are both beautiful and historic.
Gatekeeper in Indian Art  
Depiction of the temple gatekeepers (dwarapalakas) in various forms of Indian art.
Painted Prayers of India
Rangoli is a simple and beautiful art form from India practiced by women. Includes a  large collection of Rangoli designs and patterns
Prehistoric Art -- Rock and cave paintings from Bhimabetaka in Central India. Ravi VarmaThe Genius of Ravi Varma
No other painter has captured the essence of Indian culture as Ravi Varma has. See why.
Indian Paintings -- List of Paintings online at Kamat's Potpourri Color and Pageantry -- when the folk-artists from all over Karnataka gathered for a cultural meet, Kamat was there.
Decorative ArtsAlamkara - 5000 Years of Indian Art
Online exhibit exploring the notion of ornamentation in Indian art in domestic, religious and courtly settings.
Indian Music
Miscellaneous topics on Indian music explore musical instruments, styles, musicians, and other Indian musical trivia
M.F. Husain
Maqbool Fida Husain is perhaps India's most famous artist of modern times. His flair for bold colors and bolder themes have made him quite controversial as well.
India by her Artists
Daily life in India as expressed by some of India's best known artists.
Kavi ArtMonochrome Marvels
Till Kamat presented his scholarly analysis of this rapidly vanishing art form, nobody recognized Kavi art as an art form. Nothing has been done since then.

Timeless Theater Art Portal
A Mind-map of Timeless Theater Art Archives

 

Pictures of Indian Art

Artists of India

Picture Galley
Pained Face of a Bayalata Dance-Thearer Artist
Folk Artist 
Arjuna
Geetopadesha
In an very close contact.
Erotic Arts
Hand carved Mahishasura Mardini (also called Chamundeshwari) along with the name of the artist
Handicrafts
Lord Ganesh rides his favorite mouse to earth
Hindu Art
Painted Leather Puppet of Hanuman
Leather Puppet
[ Many More]
 
 
Kamat's Potpourri Timeless Theater Arts of India

 

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