Lecture: Appreciation of Amaravathi’s Nalagiri Composition, Nov 1, 5.30-8.30 PM, Thakkar Baba School, TNagar, #Chennai

start: Nov 01, 2014 05:30PM
End: Nov 01, 2014 08:30PM

Venue: Thakkar Bapa Vidyala,Venkat Narayana Street, TNagar, Chennai


Lecturer: Artist G Chandru, former Principal, Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai

Amaravathi, near Vijayawada, was an important Buddhist place. A stupa was built here during the Asoka period in 2nd century CE. After the decline of Buddhism, the stupa was in disuse. Recovered in abandoned and vandalised condition in the 19th century, the precious sculptures in it are now housed in Chennai Government museums and British Museum.

Under the Satavahanas and the Ikshvakus, the Amaravati art heralds classicism in Indian art, followed by the Imperial Guptas. Excelling in composition technique, we see here for the first time in relief modelling lighter and deeper etching, differentiated planes, perspective and distance and foreshortening

Nalagiri panel that narrates taming of a rogue elephant by the Buddha will discussed

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