Sculpture Analysis Greek Assignment

Comparing Sculptures of Ancient India and Greece In the history of India we can study about the ancient sculptures, arts and other ancient things. In the history of India people will follow different customs use different materials and arts in their life which is different from the today’s world. There is an ancient sculpture in India and also in Greece. There is some similarity between the sculptures of India and Greece and also some similarities exit. The name of India first appears in Greek literature in the 5 th century BC. The word India is derived from the Indus River and in the Greek, India is only meant for the Indus region, which is belong to Persian Empire. The culture of India is the most richest and ancient in the world ( Gappossy June, 2009). The art of sculpture is the most respected medium of the artists. Paintings in India are typically consisting of the religious deities and kings and this painting is belonging to the paintings of Greece. Sculptures in India are started from the Indus valley civilization. Greece also makes sculptures at that time. There is some similarity and differences in the art forms of India and Greece. India and Greece although they live far way and has different beliefs, they depicted the same topic that is gods and goddesses, animals, myths and sports. They both use the lot of gold for making the jewellery. In sculptures, Greece mostly used stones while India uses large number of other materials. The paintings made by India and Greek are almost similar in design but the architecture was different. Greece mostly uses the golden ratio and they make their buildings mostly of marbles ( Gods and Goddesses of Ancient India, 2015 ). To hold the roof of the building they mostly use ionic columns. While in India buildings are designed in

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