Gods and Animals in a Landscape, Fragment from a Scene of Buddha Shakyamuni's Sermon to Indra
Pakistan, Peshawar Division (?), Gandhara region, 2nd-early 3rd century
Gray schist with traces of paint
Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Vishnu as The Universal Form, watercolour on paper, early 19th century, Jaipur.
This striking painting shows the blue-skinned Hindu god Vishnu in his form as the Universal Form or Vishvarupa, which means 'all forms'. The small figures painted on his body refer to his role as encompassing all of ...
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