Friday, March 9, 2012

Sculpting Architecture - Cave Sculptures in Ancient India

The history of Indian architecture  begins with pre-historic rock paintings, which till date can be seen in several caves in several regions of the country. The advanced township planning of Harappa and Mohenjodaro is another example of the ancient Indian's creative mindsets. The creative sculptures of that time, like dancing girl from Mohenjodaro, depict how much creative the people of those time were. From there you will get the idea of the ancient India's superiorly developed architecture.

Usage of symbolic form in the artworks was started in the forms of Harappan seals. If studied properly you will find that in the Vedic period mathematical and astronomical significance played highly significant roles in the evolution of the symbolic temples. The trend was followed by a remarkable period of Indian art's history which still exists in the country in the forms of temple architecture and rock-cut caves, which can be seen at Badami, Elephanta, Aihole, Ellora, Salsette, Aurangabad and Mahabalipuram.

The artworks of the ancient times possess an extraordinary vigor that still make them class-apart and among all the nation's ancient artworks India stays on the apex position in terms of popularity. Architecture is as old as human history because it is the basic need of a human being. Architecture symbolizes the history, culture, traditions, technology and climate of the nation.


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