Dance in Indian Painting

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Abhinav Publications, Jan 3, 2014 - 204 pages
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"Classical Indian Dance in Literature and the Arts" by Kapila Vatsyayan was the first definitive work on the integral interrelationship of the Indian Arts. A companion volume with particular reference to painting was promised. The present study reconstructs the history of movement through the evidence of the pictorial arts: it encompasses a vast canvas in space and time from Himachal to Kerala, Gujarat to Assam, from the prehistoric caves to the 19th century. It focuses attention on the interdependence of the two arts, thus providing a new basis for investigating both the evolution of Indian dance styles as also the formal aspects of Indian painting. The study is based on textual, literary and chronicle evidence and is supported by colour and black and white illustrations of many new discoveries. The study is characteristic of the author's internationally acknowledged ability to meaningfully relate theory and practice, regional variations, disciplines and artistic manifestations.

  

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Contents

Prehistoric Painting
3
Protohistorical Painting
17
Some Historical and Theoretical Considerations
23
The Mural Tradition
33
Medieval Painting
32
The Western School
57
Pre and Popular Moghul Schools
85
Moghul Painting
97
Rajasthani Schools
119
Pahari and Company Schools
130
The Eastern Schools
155
The Southern Schools
169
Bibliography
223
Index
231
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