Remnants of art in stone in India …..
While walking through rural homes of the local tribe in Poshina, came across art expressions on a wall – probably by children. Interesting incorporation of drawings around a hole in the wall.
Remnants of ancient art sculpture in Poshina including colorful stonework
An elephant figure in clay at Darbargadh Poshina. More about votive elephants and horses in Poshina in later posts.
Clay elephants made in Poshina ….
A head of an elephant sculpted out of stone at Darbargadh Poshina
Due to my interest in elephant pieces, I look for unusual items during my travels. Darbargadh Poshina didn’t disappoint with several unique elephants in stone.
Nataraja is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the divine dancer. The sculpture is symbolic of Shiva as the lord of dance and dramatic arts, with its style and proportions made according to Hindu texts on arts.
The dwarf (not a baby) under Nataraja’s feet is Apasmāra, which represents ‘tamas’; ignorance and nonsensical speech. Since then Lord Shiva is also known as ‘Hara’, which means destroyer of ‘Tamas’.
A statue of Nataraja at Shilparamam, Hyderabad …..
A metal sculpture of Buddha on a lotus at Shilparamam, Hyderabad
An artist has used stone as a canvas for a painting a dancer and Indian musical instruments at Shilparamam, Hyderabad
A sculpture garden at Shilparamam, Hyderabad displays amazing art carvings in stone
Even a retired wagon wheel is transformed into a work of art at Shilparamam, Hyderabad
Shilparamam in Hyderabad, India is a village for arts and handicrafts, so it would be appropriate to also have cute, painted cottages serve as offices!
Who needs real flowers for decoration when artistic ones are available at Shilparamam, Hyderabad!
Even umbrellas become works of art at Shilparamam, Hyderabad. Doubt if they would be used as rain protection!
Turning ordinary feathers into vibrant works of art at Shilparamam – an arts and crafts village in Hyderabad, India
Colorful paintings and artwork at Shilparamam, Hyderabad
Clay formations of a sentry on a horse and two women in colorful clothes greet visitors to Shiparamam – an arts and crafts village in Hyderabad
Colorful handicrafts for sale at a local fair in India
The Road Untraveled, an art sculpture by Diane Maclean in the grounds of Salisbury Cathedral, England