Indian art began in 3000 BC And flourished today with great improvements. The most important religion that has had a great influence on Indian art is Buddhism, the worship of the god Buddha. They believed in a life after death with the understanding that what you do in the physical world will determine your destiny in the metaphysical (spiritual) world. It was also believed that the soul of every human being passes from one body to another. The Indians are famous for their long tradition in music and dance as well as jewelry for personal jewelry. The Indians practiced various art forms such as sculpture, architecture, painting and textiles.
Figures of Buddha and other gods like Shiva were carved, modeled or cast. Buddha was represented in various positions such as sitting or standing. The seated figures who portray him in his usual meditation or teach Mood Domineers. His legs are crossed, his hands folded in his lap and his eyes turned down. On both sides of his throne were chiseled lions that were supposed to protect holy personalities. Popular episodes of Buddha's life and death are depicted in relief carvings. Three-dimensional figures of Shiva, portrayed as "the Lord of Dance" and also "the Lord of Compassion" were formed.
The Indians decorated the inside and outside of their temples with frescoes. The themes of her paintings included various themes of Buddha, such as Buddha, who teaches the four noble truths commonly referred to as Dharma-1. Life suffers 2. caused by desire 3. Overcome desire by defeating desire 4. lead an upright life. The story of Buddha's birth, which was a miracle, was depicted in her landscape paintings and he meditated under the bodhi tree. On the walls of the temples dedicated to him royal symbols were attached to honor the Buddha. Women portraits were also painted in beautiful curtains. An important theme for her paintings were also scenes depicting the everyday activities of the Indians, such as the execution of chores.
The Indians weaved using cotton. The fabrics were either hand painted or printed as decoration. They were used as clothing, turbans (a traditional headdress made of a long scarf wrapped around the head), wall hangings to decorate temples, sheets, etc.
The Indians built temples, monasteries and meeting rooms. The first types of temples, built of stone and wood, served to protect their sacred sites. It was built from rock walls architectural structures. Some were built using stones. An example is the Great Stupa in Sanchi, which was a Buddhist monastery. The structure consists of viharas (cell structures in which monks lived), stupas (hemispherical monuments containing the relics of Buddha and other important monks), chaityas (buildings that protect the stupas) and temples to protect images.
Metal art in the form of jewelry was made for personal jewelry in bronze, silver and other precious metals.
The long-standing music and dance culture of the Indians and their high religious atmosphere in Buddhism reflected the forms, designs and representations of their art.