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Gupta Art: In art, architecture, sculpture, and painting the period witnessed unprecedented activities and development all over India. That is why the period is also referred to as the Golden Age of ancient India. Gupta Art

Famous Temples Of The Got the Age
Vishnu Temple Tigawa(Jabalpur)
Shiva Temple Bhumara(Nagaud)
Parvati Temple Nachria Kuthara
Dasavtar Temple Deogarh(Jhansi)
Shiva Temple Koh(Nagaland)
Bhitragaon Temple Bhitragaon
Lakshman Temple Kanpur(Brick made)
Lakshman Temple Sirpur (Raipur)
Mukund Darra Temple Kota
Dhammekh Temple Sarnath
Jarasangh's Sitting Rajgrih (Bihar)

Sculpture : It may be mentioned that the Gupta plastic conception had its birth at Mathura and spread to Sarnath, Shravasti, Prayag and other places. At Sarnath, the plastic conception of Mathura School with all its elegance reached perfection in figure of seated Buddha in Dharma-Chakra-Pravarthana attitudes.

Gupta Architecture
  • Gupta age marks the beginning of the main styles of temple architecture in India namely the Nagara style and Dravida style.
  • The finest example of temple architecture is the Dasavatara Temple at Deogarh. It is also an example of early stone temple with a Shikara.
  • It has a square grabhagriha with exquisitely carved doorway.
  • The Bhitragaon temple of Kanpur is made entirely of bricks.
  • Other examples of temple architecture are Parvati Temple at Nachna Kuthira, Shiva temple at Khoh, Cave temple at Udayariti etc.

Ajanta Paintings
  • The greatest specimen of Buddhist art in Gupta Times is provided by Ajanta paintings. They depict the various events in the life of Gautama Buddha and previous Buddhas, of jataka stories.
  • Bagh Caves had the folk culture has the basic theme/
  • The paintings in the cave number 9 and 10 belong to the first and second century BC
  • Cave number 10 belong to the early Gupta eight, approximately 350 A.D.
  • Paintings in the cave number 16, 17 and 19 belong to the later period approximately to 650 A.D.
  • Painting of the cave number 1 and 2 belong to the post Gupta period
  • The finest example of painting of this period are found in the rock cut cave number 1, 16 and 19 at Ajanta.
  • The wall painting of the Bodhisattava in cave 1 is the finest example of Gupta art.
  • The outstanding examples of the frescoes or wall paintings.

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