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Current Location:
Battle Creek Regional Center -> Battle Creek Outreach Center (BOC)
Location Notes:
BOC; Left of back entry

Palace Processional, ca. 2008

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.36.2b
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
2012
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 11 in;17 in Width: 19.25 in;21.25 in
Description:
Parade of men carrying emperor on elephant with palace and seascape in background.
Historical Context:
Indian art consists of a variety of art forms, including painting, sculpture, pottery, and textile arts such as woven silk. Geographically, it spans the entire Indian subcontinent, including what is now India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and eastern Afghanistan. A strong sense of design is characteristic of Indian art and can be observed in its modern and traditional forms.

Wikipedia Summary:

Indian Art consists of a variety of art forms, including plastic arts (e.g., pottery and sculpture), visual arts (e.g., cave paintings), and textile arts (e.g., woven silk). Geographically, it spans the entire Indian subcontinent, including what is now India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. A strong sense of design is characteristic of Indian art and can be observed in its modern and traditional forms.

The origin of Indian art can be traced to pre-historic Hominid settlements in the 3rd millennium BC. On its way to modern times, Indian art has had cultural influences (e.g., Indus Valley and Hellenistic), as well as religious influences such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Islam. In spite of this complex mixture of religious traditions, generally the prevailing artistic style at any time and place has been shared by the major religious groups.

In historic art, sculpture in stone and metal, mainly religious, has survived the Indian climate better than other media, and provides most of the best remains. Many of the most important ancient finds that are not in carved stone come from surrounding, drier regions rather than India itself. Indian funeral and philosophic traditions exclude grave goods, which are a main source of ancient art in other cultures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_art
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
India ink
folk art
folk artists
Library of Congress Subjects:
Folk art--India