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Visual Arts : Sculptures in India

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Visual Arts : Sculptures in India

Sculptures in India further add the twinkling star in the galaxy of the cultural heritage of India. Indian Sculpture is the form of visual art which includes the grounding of human forms, flora and fauna along with large number of deities. The broad variety of sculptures present in India proves the great assimilation power of the country as all specimens survived in the present age reflects the influence of different cultures that existed in the country during various ages.

The perfect illustration of Indian Sculpture can be witnessed in different temples of India. The walls of temples are ornamented with the stunning craftsmanship of the Indian artists. The most primitive form of Sculpture in India was rock-cut type which was practiced by Buddhists and later followed by several Hindu rulers while Pallavas excelled in South India.
 
Sculpture at Ellora CavesThe sculptures in temples are made of rock, granite or bronze. Terracota (clay figurines) is also practiced in different parts of India. Sculptures are also made of different metals like brass, copper, white metal, glass and paper mache.

Most prominent specimens of Indian Sculpture are one present at Ellora Caves near Mumbai, Sun Temple of Konark, temples of Kanchipuram, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Varanasi and Khajhuraho.
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