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The history of Asian art or Eastern art, includes a vast range of influences from various cultures and religions. Developments in Asian art historically parallel those in Western art, in general a few centuries earlier. Chinese art, Indian art, Korean art, Japanese art, each had significant influence on Western art, and, vice versa.


The Indian subcontinent forms an inverted triangle extending from the snow- bound Himalayan ranges of Asia toward the equator. Known also as South Asia, the area includes the countries of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Bhutan; artistically, the Tibetan highlands also form part of the region. Stretching ...


The arts were cultivated in South Asia not only as a noble pastime but also in a spirit of dedication, as an offering to a god. Passages in literature refer to princes studying works of art for possible defects. One inscription that mentions the name of the sūtra-dhāra (“architect”) of the 8th-century Mallikārjuna temple at Pattadakal ...


South Asian Art. VMFA is home to one of America's premier collections of Greater Indian and Himalayan art, featuring spectacular examples of sculpture, paintings, architecture, textiles, and decorative art. Search This Collection. Previous ...


Little art survives from the Indus civilization; most is small sculpture, which the Indus people produced in two distinct styles. The first is a stylized aesthetic that resembles Mesopotamian sculpture, suggesting that the influence of Mesopotamian art radiated all the way to South Asia. The second, which is native to the Indus ...


Ganesha Jayanti, Lord of Beginnings · The making and worship of Ganesha statues in Maharashtra · Tipu's Tiger · Buddhist art in South Asia. Learn. Beliefs made visible: Buddhist art in South Asia · Bodh Gaya: center of the Buddhist world · Varanasi: sacred city · Development of the Buddha image · The Pillars of Ashoka.


One of the world's most significant collections of art from India, Tibet, Nepal, Iran, Thailand, and Cambodia will come to life in our newly transformed South Asian galleries. Immerse yourself in diverse cultures of the past and present through vivid storytelling, powerful images, and digital interactives.


Nov 20, 2013 ... The collection consists of paintings, sculptures, and decorative art from India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Bronze and Iron Age objects from Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand are on view along with Buddhist and Hindu sculpture from all periods and regions.


Mar 6, 2017 ... London art collective The White Pube is “tired of white ppl, white walls, and white wine.” That quote appeared in a statement accompanying their most recent exhibition, Zayn Malik Zindabad, an exhibition of short films by south Asian artists which they curated at London's Institute of Contemporary Art in ...