Indian Art; 1 Definition(s)
Indian Art 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.
Art is the expression of a dominant idea in a beautiful form. The temple arts aim at the transcendental union of jivātma or individual soul with the Supreme Soul, Paramātman. In India, art and religion are intimately interrelated. The art of dance occupies a significant place in Indian culture. Dance in India is considered divine in origin. Indian dance includes tribal, folk and classical forms. The common root of all the classical dance forms can be traced to Bharata’s Nāṭyaśāstra, a comprehensive work on the science and technique of Indian drama, dance, and music. Among the classical dances that are prevalent in India, Bharatanatyam occupies an important position, and it is believed to have originated in Tamilnadu.Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (śilpa)
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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