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Unit III

South, Central, and West Asian Arts


Lesson 1

Periods of Indian
Art
MR. CARLO JUSTINO J. LUNA
Malabanias Integrated School
Angeles City
Activity 1:
Lines and Curves
(Map of Life)
Materials
 Oslo paper
 Pen, pencil or colored pencils
Directions
1. Recall some of your
childhood memories.
2. Using the diagram, sketch or draw
the places that have been a part of
your life and are of interest to the
members of your family.
Guide Questions
1. Why are those places
to you and your family?
you reach those places?
2. What features made those
memorable to you and
family?
Guide Questions
3. How did these places
and the other members of
family?
4. What type of lines can you
on your sketch?
Periods of Indian Art
 Ancient Period
 Classical Period
 Islamic Ascendancy / Transitional
Period
 Mogul Period
Ancient Period
3900 BCE – 1200 CE
Ancient Period
Evidences of early civilization:
• bronze and copper statuettes
• steatite seals
These evidences show vigor and
concern for surface texture as
constantly characterized in Indian art.
AJANTA CAVES
 are 30 rock-cut cave monuments
 date back from the 2 century BCE
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to the 600 CE
 located in Maharashtra, India
 Paintings and sculptures are
considered to be masterpieces of
Buddhist religious art, as well as
frescos that are reminiscent of the
Sigiriya paintings in Sri Lanka.
Ajanta
Caves
Ajanta
Caves
Ajanta
Caves
Ajanta
Caves
Classical Period
5th – 6th centuries
Classical Period
SHIVA
 the destroyer
 develops into Shiva
the Cosmic-dancer
represented by a four-
armed figure
Classical Period
SHIVA
 One hand holds the
fire with which he
destroys.
 Another holds a drum,
which is the first
sound heard in the
world during creation.
Classical Period
SHIVA
 The third arm points
up in a reassuring
gesture.
 Fourth arm points
down to the dwarf in
which he dances to.
Islamic
Ascendancy or
Transitional
Period
1192 – 1757
Islamic Ascendancy / Transition Period
 This was the period of evolution
from Vedism into Hinduism or
Brahmanism.
 The two great Indian epics: the
Mahabharata and the Ramayana
emerged in this period.
Mogul Period
16th Century
Mogul Period
 Moguls contributed to the
enrichment of Indian culture, in
painting and in architecture.
 The most splendid example is the
Taj Majal.
Mogul Period
TAJ MAJAL
 built in 1632 by
Shah Jahan in
memory of his
wife
Diwali
 is the Hindu New Year
 is celebrated by Hindus in
India and all around the
world in October or
November
 is either a 3-day or 5-day
holiday depending on
where you come from
Diwali
 is a very exciting and
colorful holiday
 homes are cleaned to
welcome the New Year
 windows are opened so
that the Hindu goddess of
wealth, Lakshmi, can
enter
Diwali
 Hindus believed that
Lakshmi cannot enter a
house which is not lit up, so
every household burns
special Diwali clay lamps
(diyas) to light the way for
the goddess
 is also known as the
“Festival of Lights”
Diwali Lamps
Thanks!
MR. CARLO JUSTINO J. LUNA
Malabanias Integrated School
Angeles City