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The Arts of India
The Arts of India

The Arts of India

by Joseph M Dye III

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Language

English

Publisher

Timeless Books

ISBN

0 85667 548 2 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 599

Binding

Hardcover

Joseph M Dye III

Author: Joseph M Dye III
Publisher: Timeless Books
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 599
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0 85667 548 2

Description

The Arts of India is the culmination of years of curatorial research, travel, and commitment to the study and presentation of Indian art. Written in clear, evocative prose, this comprehensive catalogue offers a vivid picture of Indian art and culture.

From the austere dignity of a Jain Thirthankara sculpture to the rich colors of Rajput paintings, the Indian collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts represents the scope of Indian art at its most expressive. Widely regarded as one of the finest in the United States, this collection was established in 1968 when funds provided by Paul Mellon enable the Museum to purchase more than a hundred paintings, sculptures, textiles, and decorative objects from New York art dealer Nasli Heeramaneck. Today, the collection of more than 215 carefully selected objects presents a striking survey of Indian art from ancient times to the early 20th century.

The publication of 'The Arts of India' makes these works of art available to national and international audiences. Many beautiful and historically important objects are published here for the first time, along with newly discovered information about specific works.

Opening essays introduce India and its people, with special emphasis on the development of major religions and the dominant role of religion in art and life. Also included is a summary of the signs, symbols, and images developed to express religious concepts.

Each of the four major areas of the catalogue—sculpture, painting, decorative arts, and textiles—begins with an introductory essay. Individual catalogue entries provide an analysis of the historical, aesthetic, and cultural significance of each object together with documentation of its provenance, exhibition, and publication history. Texts and inscriptions appearing on works of art are translated in the entries: transliterations and scientific and technical studies of selected works appear in appendices.

Written in clear, evocative prose, this comprehensive catalogue offers a vivid picture of Indian art and culture that will engage both scholars and general readers.

Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Formation of the collection
A Note to the Reader
Map

INTRODUCTION: INDIAN RELIGON AND ART

THE CATALOGUE
PART ONE: SCULPTURE
Introduction

CHAPTER 1
Sculpture of the Pre-and Protohistoric, Maurya, Shunga, and Early Andhra Periods

CHAPTER 2
Sculpture of the Kushan and Later Satavahana-Ikshvaku Periods

CHAPTER 3
Sculpture of the Gupta Period

CHAPTER 4
Sculpture of Kashmir and Adjoining Regions

CHAPTER 5
Sculpture of Bihar, Bengal, and Orissa

CHAPTER 6
Sculpture of Central India, Rajasthan, and Gujarat

CHAPTER 7
Sculpture of South India

CHAPTER 8
Sculpture of the Deccan

PART TWO: PAINITNG
Introduction

CHAPTER 9
Early Painting

CHAPTER 10
Mughal Painting

CHAPTER 11
Painting in Rajasthan

CHAPTER 12
Painting in Central India

CHAPTER 13
Painting in Central India

CHAPTER 14
Painting in the Deccan and South India

CHAPTER 15
Company Painting and Folk and Village Painting

PART THREE: DECORATIVE ARTS
Introduction

CHAPTER 16
Metalwork

CHAPTER 17
Nephrite, Rock Crystal, and Other Hardstones

CHAPTER 18
Arms and Armor

CHAPTER 19
Jewelry

CHAPTER 20
Glass

CHAPTER 21
Ivory and Mother-of-Pearl

PART FOUR: TEXTILES
Introduction

CHAPTER 22
Silk Textiles with Woven Patterns

CHAPTER 23
Wool Textiles with Woven Patterns

CHAPTER 24
Cotton Textiles with Mordant-Worked and Dyed Patterns

CHAPTER 25
Embroideries

Appendix 1: Transliterations of Texts and Inscriptions
Appendix 2: Technical Studies
Glossary
Bibliography
Appendix 3: List of Exhibitions

Glossary
Concordance
Bibliography
Photography Credits
Index

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