India is a land of diversity in culture, region, religion and language which has influenced the nation's art as well. A huge portion of Indian artworks is influenced by the different religions and cultures of the nation. Paintings, architecture, folk dance and other art forms are also influenced by culture and religion.
Culture plays an important role in the development of any nation. It represents a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices. Culture and creativity manifest themselves in almost all economic, social and other activities. A country as diverse as India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture.
India has one of the world’s largest collections of songs, music, dance, theatre, folk traditions, performing arts, rites and rituals, paintings and writings that are known as the ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ (ICH) of humanity. To preserve these elements, the Ministry of Culture implements several schemes and programmes aimed at providing financial support to individuals, groups and cultural organizations engaged in performing, visual and literary arts etc.
This section offers comprehensive information related to cultural heritage, ancient monuments, literary arts, visual arts, schemes, programmes, performing arts, fairs and festivals and handicrafts of India.
History says that the world's famous civilization Indus Valley was established in India. Since then Indian art got influenced by different cultures of the Aryan, the Mughals, the Dravidian, Europeans and the Hindus. Other than the cultures of the people of India, their beliefs influence the nature of art. Art experts feel that religion is the way of life and its effects can be seen in the works of the artists.
Indian painters create different types of paintings like Lord Krishna or the life of Lord Krishna for which the inspiration comes from the events which are related to the lives of the Hindu God. Not even from Hindu Gods, Indian painting and architecture got influenced by the Islamic period. An era of Indian art was created by the influence of Persian art and a number of those works have been depicted in the form of miniatures in tempera on paper. If you will notice you can see art from each and every culture and religion in India depicted beautifully in some way or other.
You can visit all the religious places, monuments, shrines and much more to observe the detailed work of the local artists there.
In simple words, the Indian language, culture and religion have influenced Indian paintings, artworks and architecture on a huge scale. To know India in a better way, Indian artworks and paintings would be the perfect media for you. You can take inspiration from all the places mentioned above and can try imitating the work of Indian local artists. This will also make you feel closer to your culture and religion. Give it a shot and submit your masterpiece to the Children's Art Museum of India!