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Seni India 138 Slide

Seni India 138 Slide

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Indian art symbols and motifs stem from the inner life of the people and express thetruths of the Hindi philosophy. Hence in order to comprehend the true meaning andsignificance of the art work, one should have a fair knowledge of the abstractconceptions of the philosophical doctrines of the Hindus.
Ancient Indian art reveals a lot of ancient philosophical and metaphysical tenets ofVedic and Upanishad origin. This is evident from the existence of the Trident symbolson the top of the gateways of Stupahs at Sanchi. Symbols such as the tree of life,Bodhi tree, the wheel, the trident, the lotus throne, the fiery pillar have been usedsince the Vedic times. Symbolism is just inseparable from Indian art. The images thatare depicted in Indian art are thoughts rather than a plain imitation of the person or anobject. The symbolic footprints, the tree and the wheel are the natural links of thesethoughts that are expressed in the paintings.
Some of the images of the Indian art have physical emblems or signs which are ofastrological origin. The images of Buddha, Vishnu, Surya, Shiva and other deities areplaces along with these astronomical signs and symbols.
The tradition of the decorative art of India from which the craftsmen drew theirinspiration had been nurtured by the Hindus for many centuries in the pre Buddhistera. The fundamental and the formal technique employed in the oldest sculpturesshow the transformation of carvings from wood to ivory to stone.
Philosophy in Indian Art
It is said that philosophy and art go hand in hand. Philosophygives you inspiration to do art. Art was never dissociated frommainstream philosophy and literature over the years. Modernand post modern philosophical views can be seen incontemporary art. Post modern thinkers like Deleuze andLyotard said that without philosophy there is no art. Visual art isnot something that is achieved without philosophical thought ofthe artist. Deleuze infact said that fish is a poster and so he isproviding visuals to us together with new ways of looking at thepicture giving us new philosophies and new thoughts on thesubjects.
When philosopher Michel Foucault was discussing a paintingwith surrealist painter Rene Magritte, he talked about therelationship between words and objects, thoughts and visualsand resemblance and similitude. Magaritte says that things donot have resemblances, only thought resemble. It resembles bywhat one sees, hears, or knows; it becomes what the worldoffers it.

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