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Distribution means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Shilpashastra (iconography)

Source: Shodhganga: Elements of Art and Architecture in the Trtiyakhanda of the Visnudharmottarapurana (shilpa)

The Distribution of colours is very necessary to get different shades of colours in the ancient Indian tradition of Painting (citra), according to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, an ancient Sanskrit text which (being encyclopedic in nature) deals with a variety of cultural topics such as arts, architecture, music, grammar and astronomy. Mixing of colours is a great technique used by the artists to make numerous shades of colours. According to the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa, a painter can create hundreds or thousands of colours by amalgamating the primary colours. [...] So, it can be said that, appropriate selection, proportion and distribution of colours are very necessary to get different shades of colours. The idea of which has been pointed out in the Viṣṇudharmottarapurāṇa.

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Shilpashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, śilpaśāstra) represents the ancient Indian science (shastra) of creative arts (shilpa) such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vastushastra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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