The art treasures of India are among the greatest in the world. They include 4,000-year
old statuettes of lifelike vitality and fine paintings.
The roots of Indian Painting can be traced back to the days of the Indus Valley
civilization. The paintings of the Ajanta and Ellora caves exhibit the creative
genius of the artists of that period.
Indigenous art is an ancient form of people’s art where rural and tribal communities
expressed the same creatively during their weddings, birth, harvest celebrations
& religious ceremonies etc. This form of art is clearly present in these 3 different
types of Indian Art:
Learning about these painting styles gave the students a glimpse into the lives,
culture and belief systems of the respective Indian communities.
The main objectives of this activity were:
The activities undertaken to make students understand the above art styles are
The above program had a good impact on the students as they were able to understand
the different styles of art that exist in India. Also they were able to appreciate
the similarity between India’s Gond art and Australia’s Aboriginal art.