Volume No. 5 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 848-853 January-March 2011

 

IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENT ON INDIAN ART, CULTURE AND SOCIETY

 

Anjali Pandey

Department of Drawing and Painting, Government M. L. B. College, Bhopal (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 29, 2010

 

ABSTRACT

 

The role of Indian Art is for existence and transmission of cultural heritage and moral values. It exists in all culture and Society. The historical overview of art reflects the impact of natural and socio-cultural environment from Prehistoric age till now. The harmonic relations of man with nature were depicted throughout in each and every era. Even if from pre-early age, the Indian mind expresses extra ordinary interest in such problems such as nature of the Universe, of the self and its relations to Godhead. According to Hindu views, the whole Universe is His form and countless are His attributes. By means of stories, epics, mythologies and awareness towards the protection of the nature are depicted in its simplest and easiest way. The concept of animism is emphasized in Indian Art. The form of Yakshis are frequently depicted with trees, holding the branch or standing with one leg and entwined around the tree trunk Vrakshika (women-and-tree), Nagas (serpents) are not merely decorative as but also as dramatis personae in the legend. This emphasize that they are fertility spirits, in Indian art and inspired by a deep sense of humanism that shows intense awareness of the unity of all life. Today when the environmental problems are explored, the role of social-scientists and artists has become more important in exploring the reality and presenting it through behavioral and artistic presentation.

 

Keywords : Jatak kathayen, Babar-Nama, Ragmala, Barah-masa, Nayak-nayika series, Theological Aspects, Behavorial Environment.

 

 

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