Indian Art is the visual art produced on the Indiansubcontinent from about the 3rd millennium BC to moderntimes. To viewers schooled in the Western tradition, Indian art may seem overly ornate and sensuous; appreciation of its refinement comes only gradually, as a rule.
Voluptuous feeling is given unusually free expression in Indian culture. A strong sense ofdesign is also characteristic of Indian art and can be observed in its modern as well as in its traditional forms.
The vast scope of the art of India intertwines with the cultural history, religions andphilosophies which place art production and patronage in social and cultural contexts.
Indian art can be classified into specific periods each reflecting particular religious, political and cultural developments.
Though old, this Eastern tradition has also incorporatedmodern values as India became a modern nation state. As the country became more integrated with the worldseconomy,traditional Vastu Shastra remains influential in Indias architecture during the contemporary era
Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughalarchitecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles
The first sculptures in the Indian subcontinent date back to the Indus Valley civilization, wherestone and bronze carvings have been discovered.This is one of the earliest instances of sculpture in the world.
Indian painting has a very long tradition and history in Indian art. The earliest Indianpaintings were the rock paintings of pre-historic times, the petroglyphs as found in places likeBhimbetka, some of them from before 5500 BC