Devotional and Ornamental Paintings

This book presents line drawings of many of these devotional and Ornamental paintings together with brief summaries of their interpretations.

Author: Monika Zin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788121510844

Category: Buddhist art and symbolism

Page: 43

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Illustrations: Numerous B/w Illustrations Description: The Paintings in the Buddhist cave monasteries of Ajanta conveys unique insights into the life and beliefs of ancient Indians. This book presents line drawings of many of these devotional and Ornamental paintings together with brief summaries of their interpretations.

Ajanta Paintings 86 Panels of Jatakas and Other Themes

This edition is focused on the paintings of Ajanta, and does away from the detailed historical developments of the caves. The book highlights the corpus of the paintings that are currently extant on the site.

Author: Rajesh Kumar Singh

Publisher: Hari Sena Press Private Limited

ISBN: 8192510751

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 384

Under a new title this book is an abridged edition of An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves: With Examples of Six Caves, 1st ed. (Baroda: Hari Sena Press, 2012) by the same author. This edition is focused on the paintings of Ajanta, and does away from the detailed historical developments of the caves. The book highlights the corpus of the paintings that are currently extant on the site. It is somewhat in line with the earlier attempts by Robert Gill (1862, 1864, 1867), John Griffiths (1896-97), Gulam Yazdani (1930-55), Dieter Schlingloff (1999, 2013), and Monika Zin (2003) to accommodate the painted narratives and major non-narrative themes with corresponding illustrations and descriptive texts. Before Schlingloff and Zin, some of the painted themes were never identified at all; some were incorrectly identified; and many were correctly identified but various events, episodes, and scenes within a particular narrative or non-narrative panel were never fully explained. Schlingloff and Zin have done so with remarkable detail. Their illustrations are drawings, which are better suited for the purpose of in-depth study. There was a need to learn the same with the help of photographs. This book serves exactly the same purpose, albeit in an abridged format. For the first time, a book accommodates, within the space of a single volume: (a) the entire corpus of the extant panels of the narrative and non-narrative themes (86 panels); (b) all the latest identifications of the painted themes by Dieter Schlingloff of Leipzig University and Monika Zin of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (c) short retelling of the Jatakas and other stories (86 narrative and non-narrative painted panels) (d) long-exposure, low light, fine arts photography of 86 painted panels (143 colour photos). Nontechnical language is used to help the students and general readers understand the entire corpus of the Ajanta paintings. At the same time, the content is so presented as to keep the expert readers engaged.

Ajanta Painting sculpture architecture

This is explored further in shorter essays by Karl Khandalavala, Arvind Jamkhedkar, and Brahmanand Deshpande.

Author: Walter M. Spink

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900414983X

Category: Architecture

Page: 356

View: 408

Annotation. Volume Two begins with the contentious, yet challenging, views of Hans Bakker and Richard Cohen, both of whom are involved with an overview of Ajanta's development. This is explored further in shorter essays by Karl Khandalavala, Arvind Jamkhedkar, and Brahmanand Deshpande. At the same time, the author presents a detailed analysis of the form and development of Cave 26, as a model upon which his other arguments are built.

Ajanta Paintings

This is the only book with at least one photograph and a summarized story of every narrative wall painting still preserved at the site. Identifications are based on the pioneering researches by D. Schlingloff and M. Zin.

Author: Rajesh Kumar Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788192510736

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 499

With a new title this book is actually the first abridged edition of An Introduction to the Ajanta Caves: With Examples of Six Caves, 1st ed. (Baroda: Hari Sena Press, 2012) by the same author. This edition is focused on the paintings of Ajanta, and does away from the detailed historical developments of the caves. The book highlights the corpus of the paintings that are currently extant on the site. It is somewhat in line with the earlier attempts by Robert Gill (1862, 1864, 1867), John Griffiths (1896-97), Gulam Yazdani (1930-55), Dieter Schlingloff (1999, 2013), and Monika Zin (2003) to accommodate the painted narratives and major non-narrative themes with corresponding illustrations and descriptive texts. Before Schlingloff and Zin, some of the painted themes were never identified at all; some were incorrectly identified; and many were correctly identified but various events, episodes, and scenes within a particular narrative or non-narrative panel were never fully explained. Schlingloff and Zin have done so with remarkable detail. Their illustrations are drawings, which are better suited for the purpose of in-depth study. There was a need to learn the same with the help of photographs. This book serves exactly the same purpose, albeit in an abridged format. For the first time, a book accommodates, within the space of a single volume: - the entire corpus of the extant panels of the narrative and non-narrative themes (86 panels). - all the latest identifications of the painted themes by Dieter Schlingloff of Leipzig University and Monika Zin of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich. - short retelling of the Jatakas and other stories (86 narrative and non-narrative painted panels). - long-exposure, low light, fine arts photography of 86 painted panels (143 colour photos). Nontechnical language is used to help the students and general readers understand the entire corpus of the Ajanta paintings. At the same time, the content is so presented as to keep the expert readers engaged.



The Ajanta Caves

For this book, Benoy K. Behl has used long exposures that pick up natural ambient light, capturing the art for the first time in all its glory and luminosity.

Author: Benoy K. Behl

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780500285015

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 307

New in paperback, this stunningly photographed book was hailed by The Times Higher Education Supplement as one of the most gorgeous and stimulating books of Indian art ever produced.


Ajanta Paintings

Short summaries of 84 Buddhist legends painted on the walls of the ancient Ajanta caves, illustrated with 108 colour photographs, a primer for students and general reader.

Author: Rajesh Kumar Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9788192510767

Category: Art

Page: 172

View: 631

Short summaries of 84 Buddhist legends painted on the walls of the ancient Ajanta caves, illustrated with 108 colour photographs, a primer for students and general reader.


Ajanta History and Development Volume 4 Painting Sculpture Architecture Year by Year

(24) Ajanta Cave 1 interior. Right frontwall: “Persian Embassy”,477. This famous (
orinfamous) painting was responsible for the long confusion—to some degree
still having an effect today—regarding the dating of Ajanta's paintings.

Author: Walter Spink

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047442113

Category: History

Page: 374

View: 282

These photographs of the Ajanta cave complex are the indispensable complement to the text volumes of Ajanta: History and Development. With maps, timechart, ornamentation checklist, and numerous details of the art of Ajanta.

Indian Murals and Paintings

Ajanta was in the domain of the powerful collateral branch of the Vakatakas,
especially under the mighty ruler, arishena. The paintings at Ajanta of this
period constitute a vast display of Vakataka art, which is, in fact, only a
continuation of the ...

Author:

Publisher: Chillibreeze

ISBN: 8190405519

Category:

Page:

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The Art of Ajanta and Sopo ani

PHASES OF THE ART OF AJANTA ( CHRONOLOGY ) The dating of the Ajanta
paintings has been sought to be established or refuted on the study of the rock
surfaces and paint layers , stylistic and iconographic trends , ethnological and ...

Author: Om Datt Upadhya

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120809901

Category: Ajanta (India)

Page: 316

View: 643

Pauranic Prana-aesthetics, a finer shade different from that of vitalistic aesthetics )the earlier having breathing-rhythm of Ksaya-Vrddhi --diminuation and augmentation--other than the latter`s emphasis only on the rhythm of augmentation), has been delineated in this study with examples from the world`s two of the best art-monuments: Ajanta (India), now not remaining unknown even to the most casual connoisseur, and Sopocani (Yugoslavia), the most significant and monumentally beautiful work of Byzantine art. Tracing Prana-aesthetics as the aesthetics of inner-light coded in the creeper-motif by the artists of Ajanta, this work emphasises decoding of the creeper-motif by Byzantine artists culminating into the frescoes of Sopocani done in Hellenistic-Byzantine aesthetics beatifield by Hesycast meditation to which that of Buddhists was not unknown. Comparisons of various determinant aspects, aesthetics and artistic denominators, and constraints not allowing similar consummation are properly investigated to substantiate the thesis that Prana-aesthetics transfigures at Ajanta but transubstantiates at Sopocani. The significance of the anabolic aspects of this aesthetics is highlighted especially as a way out from the reductivistic tendencies of the present day visual-arts straining them upto the stage of catabolic dissolution.