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Ajanta

(əjŭn`tə), village, Maharashtra state, W central India, in the Ajanta Hills. The famous Ajanta caves, discovered in 1819, contain remarkable examples of Buddhist art. The caves, carved out of the side of a steep ravine, consist of chapels and monasteries dating from c.200 B.C.–A.D. 650 with magnificent frescoes and sculpture depicting scenes from the life of Buddha.
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Indeed, such has always been the celebrity of these 5th-century masterworks that most scholars, and almost all modern accounts of the Ajanta caves, have more or less ignored the earlier ist-2nd century BCE caves and their picture cycles.
The city of Aurangabad is the gateway to the Ajanta Caves as well as the equally spectacular Ellora Caves.
The paintings in these caves can be compared to the Ajanta caves
From the early twentieth century, many Indian artists resisted the sway of oil painting as a colonial imposition, favoring water-based paints, which have a venerable pedigree in India going back to the ancient frescoes of the Ajanta caves.
For this year's event, the ever energetic Sam Fogg, for instance, offers--in association with Rob Dean Art--a recently discovered group of 70 original watercolours illustrating the mural paintings in the Ajanta Caves, the oldest surviving mural paintings in India which date from the 1st century AD to around 480.
Visit the UNESCOWorld Heritage site of the Ajanta Caves, with India's best ancient cave-paintings.
Having written extensively about Indian art in general and specifically that found in the Ajanta caves, Spink (emeritus history of art, U.
The title "Ajanta" refers to the 29 Ajanta caves in India, which hold vast murals created by "painter-monks" representing stories from the life of Buddha (Rukeyser 1996, 153).
The Ajanta Caves by Benoy K Behl, Thames and Hudson, hb, pp256, 24.
Fatehpur Sikri, Humayun's Tomb, Agra Fort, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Western Group of Temples at Khajuraho, Sun Temple at Konarak, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves, Group of Temples-Pattadakal, Group of Monuments-Hampi and Group of Monuments-Mamallapuram)
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