Art of India After 1200
Taj Mahal (20-1) <ul><li>-Built under the reign of Shah Jahan </li></ul><ul><li>-Built as a mausoleum, which is a building...
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (20-2) <ul><li>Bodhisattvas are beings who are well advanced on the path to Buddha hood. <...
Detail of Leaf with the Birth of Mahavira ( 20-3) <ul><li>Associated with the Jain religion </li></ul><ul><li>Confined rel...
20-4 Outer gopura of the Minakshi-Sundareshvara <ul><li>Gopuras are the entrance gateway to the Hindu temple enclosure. </...
(20-6) Page with Hamza’s Spies Scale in Fortress (Left)  (20-7) Jahangir in Darbar ( Right)
Punjab University ( 20-10) <ul><li>Recently there has been a shift towards using a method of ancient architecture called V...
Krishna with Gopis ( not pictured in text) <ul><li>Paintings associated with Krishna usually are representations of poems ...
Lady with a lotus flower ( not pictured in text) <ul><li>painted under the patronage of Raj Singh (1652-1681)who was a kee...
Emperor Shah Jehan in Darbar ( not pictured in Text) <ul><li>Portraits and Darbar scenes were popular with the artists of ...
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India After 1200

  1. 1. Art of India After 1200
  2. 2. Taj Mahal (20-1) <ul><li>-Built under the reign of Shah Jahan </li></ul><ul><li>-Built as a mausoleum, which is a building that is a monument used as a tomb, for his ‘favorite wife’ Mumtazi-Mahal who died at child birth </li></ul><ul><li>-Surrounded by garden and pool back when it was built the garden was filled with fruit plants and cypress trees ( Van Gogh painted a cypress tree in Starry Night) </li></ul><ul><li>- The fruit plants represent life whereas the cypress tree represents death. The garden juxtaposed these two. </li></ul><ul><li>- At each corner is a minaret, or slender tower </li></ul><ul><li>-crowning each minaret is a chattri or pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>-The tomb is almost as tall as it is wide. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (20-2) <ul><li>Bodhisattvas are beings who are well advanced on the path to Buddha hood. </li></ul><ul><li>Avalokiteshvara, is distinguished by his garments, such as the lotus flower ( upper left shoulder) or the crown. </li></ul><ul><li>The third eye is a symbol of the ability to see in miraculous ways </li></ul>
  4. 4. Detail of Leaf with the Birth of Mahavira ( 20-3) <ul><li>Associated with the Jain religion </li></ul><ul><li>Confined religion so art was mainly in texts and not public such as architectural art </li></ul>
  5. 5. 20-4 Outer gopura of the Minakshi-Sundareshvara <ul><li>Gopuras are the entrance gateway to the Hindu temple enclosure. </li></ul><ul><li>Most temple complexes can be associated with the Hindu religion which dominated India </li></ul>
  6. 6. (20-6) Page with Hamza’s Spies Scale in Fortress (Left) (20-7) Jahangir in Darbar ( Right)
  7. 7. Punjab University ( 20-10) <ul><li>Recently there has been a shift towards using a method of ancient architecture called Vaastusashtra. Vaastusashtra is based on the effects of the five natural elements: sun, water, earth, sky, and air in relation to man. Indian architects use this science since flats constructed using this science are more in demand by buyers. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Krishna with Gopis ( not pictured in text) <ul><li>Paintings associated with Krishna usually are representations of poems and symbolize the relationship between god and human. </li></ul><ul><li>Here pictured Krishna with Gopis. Krishna clones, a believable illusion, dance with the Gopis. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lady with a lotus flower ( not pictured in text) <ul><li>painted under the patronage of Raj Singh (1652-1681)who was a keen patronage to Indian art </li></ul><ul><li>The scene is simple but drawn with a sure, well composed and full of joy of life and a fine sensitiveness of observation </li></ul><ul><li>Must be observed as symbols instead of an exact description of nature </li></ul>
  10. 10. Emperor Shah Jehan in Darbar ( not pictured in Text) <ul><li>Portraits and Darbar scenes were popular with the artists of Shah Jehan </li></ul><ul><li>Some portraits have highly ornamented borders decorated with figures of men, plants and animals </li></ul>

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