Author: O P AgarwalNanda Amara Wickramasinghe/Publisher: Sundeep PrakashanYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 175ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175741287
Sri Lanka has a rich and long tradition of wall paintings, starting from prehistoric times, transversing the historical period up to the present day. The wall painting in Sri Lanka are found in monasteries, temples, palaces and residences. The historic context of the Sri Lankan paintings has been studied in great detail by several authors, but little was known about the materials and techniques of execution of these important works of art. The present book is an attempt to collect and present all the known information on this vast subject. Our own researches formed the basis for this information.
The Book first of all gives an account of construction of the paintings and thereafter describes the known techniques of paintings as found in the world. In one Chapter the materials and techniques of wall painting sin different sites like Sigiriya, Anuradhapaur, Polonaruwa, Dambulla and other places are described. The last chapter summarizes the materials and techniques of wall paintings all over Sri Lanka and sums up the situation as at the present movement. Scientific techniques useful for analysis of wall paintings are given in Appendix.
Preface IntroductionHistory of the PaintingsTechniques of PaintingMaterials and TechniquesSigiriya Main CaveSigiriya Asana Guhava VessagiriyaSitulpahuwaMahintale relic chamberPulligodaMahiyangana relic chamberTivanka Image HouseDegaldoruwa Rajamaha ViharaHindagala Rajamaha ViharaBambaragala Rajamaha ViharaBambaragala Rajamaha ViharaSuriyagoda Rajamaha ViharaRidi ViharaDambulla Rajamaha Vihara (Cave No.2)Kelani Rajamaha ViharaAmbulugala ViharaTelwatta Purana ViharaSamudragiri ViharaMulgirigal Rajamahga ViharaValalgoda Rajamaha ViharaConclusionAppendix-Methodology of AnalysisBibliographyIndex