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Publisher:Kanak Publications
Published In:1978
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:2.39 lbs
Pages:pp. xvi + 232, Frontispiece (Folded & Col.), Figures, 141 Plates (Partly Col.), Index, Biblio.

The Title "Chitrasutra of the Vishnudharmottara 1st Edition" is written by C. Sivaramamurti. This book was published in the year 1978. The book displayed here is a 1st Edition edition. This book has total of pp. xvi + 232 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Kanak Publications. We have about 6 other great books from this publisher. Chitrasutra of the Vishnudharmottara 1st Edition is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability.

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About the Book

Dr. C. Sivaramamurti's erudite scholarship in the aesthetics of Indian Fine Arts needs no introduction to those who are interested in the serious study of ancient Indian treatises on art.

The present work brings within its scope a vast field of study. Dr. Sivaramamurti's critical analysis of the techniques and treatment of art in the Chitrasutra (Rules of Painting) of the Vishnudharmottara will be deemed as a notable contribution to the study of Indian art and aesthetics through the ages.

Through his precise translation, The Author has clarified the process of applying metal colours to painting. He has restored in many places of the Chitrasutra the original sense by correcting the text wherever necessary. The author has also suggested a new date for the text that is nearer to the fourth than the third century A.D.

Besides the text and translation of the Chitrasutra, the Book contains six chapters dealing with : 1. The Place of Painting among the Fine Arts; 2. The Chitrasutra and its Date; 3. The Technique of Painting; 4. Classification of Paintings; 5. Conventions in Painting : Pictorial Parlance; 6. Appraisal of Paintings. There is a valuable bibliography. Towards the end there is a fascinating collection of illustrations relevant to the text.

Keeping in view the importance of the text of the Chitrasutra of the Vishnudharmottara as a valuable source-book of the rules of Indian art, this study brings up-to-date our understanding of the validity and various aspects of this unique and indispensable treatise on Indian painting.

About the Author

The Royal Asiatic Society tire adult life has been devoted to the study and exposition of various aspects of Indian art. Author of several monographs, he has surveyed the panorama of Indian art as archaeologist, numismatist, epigraphist, historian and scholar of Sanskrit and Tamil.

After a brilliant academic career, at the end of which he was considerably influenced by the writings of Dr. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, he went through the mill of official career, which took him to ever-greater heights. He entered first as a Curator of Archaeology in the Madras Museum. Then he joined the Indian Museum, Calcutta as The Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey of India.

Migrating to the National Museum at Delhi, he started first as a Keeper, then became the Assistant Director and finally the Director. He has been the Honorary Adviser on Museums for the Government of India. He has served on the Executive Committee of the International Council of Museums, Paris and has been the chairman of the Indian National Committee of the Council.

An early recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship, he worked on the theme of "Nataraja in Art, Thought and Literature," now acclaimed as a major contribution to Indology. Dr. Sivaramamurti's monumental book, "L' Art en Inde' originally published in French has been subsequently brought out in German, English, Italian and Spanish editions.

A sculptor and an artist in his own right, he has often illustrated his books with his own sketches.

Dr. Sivaramamurti is the only other living Indian, who is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He has participated in seminars in USA and Europe. He has delivered important endowment lectures at many universities in India. Sri Sankara-charya of Kanchi conferred on him the title of Vichitrachitta. He was awarded the Padma Sri in 1968 and the Padma Bhushan in 1976.

Contents

Foreword
Author's Preface

1. The Place of Painting among Fine Arts
2. The Chitrasutra and its Date
3. Technique of Painting
4. Classification of Paintings
5. Conventions in Painting : Pictorial Parlance
6. Appraisal of Paintings

Chitrasutra : Text
Chitrasutra : Translation
List of Illustrations

List of Plates

1. Naranarayana and the Birth of Urvasi, Gupta, 5th Century A.D., Dasavatara Temple Deogarh
2. Chitracharya Demonstrating the Process of painting to his Pupils, Chandella, 10th Century A.D., Khajuraho
3. Threefold Vartana, Binduja Stippling, Patra Cross-Hatching, Raikhika Fine Lineation
4. Sketch of a Peacock, Illustrating Effective Drawing achieved by Economy in Hoe Work, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
5. Rama Challenging the Ocean with its Surging Waves, by Ravi Varma, Chitralaya, Mysore
6. Flames of Fire held by Nataraja, Chola, 1000 A.D.
7. Krishna Swallowing the Forest Fire, Kangra School, 18th Century, A.D., National Museum, New Delhi
8. Natal Ceremony of Krishna, note the Flame and Smoke from the Homakunda- Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
9. Celestials moving in the Sky, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Ajanta
10. Celestials moving in the Sky, Vakataka 5th Century A.D., Ajanta.
11. Trinavarta overcome by Baby Krishna, showing the ingenious way of Painting the whirls of whirlwind in a Storm, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum
12 Radha and Krishna caught in a Storm, showing the movement of the wind by the Violent Sway of the Branches of Trees, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., J.C. French Collection
13. The Pig asleep, a Fine Study to Illustrate the Artist's Ability to draw and Distinguish an Animal asleep and an Animal Dead, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
14. Painter at Work Surrounded by Colour Pans, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
15. Hastalekha, Preliminary Sketch for the Famous Painting of Rukmangada and Mohini, by Ravi Varma, Government Museum and Arc Gallery, Trivandrum
16. The Completed Painting of Rukmangada and Mohini, by Ravi Varma, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Trivandrum
17. Varnaka, Preliminary Model for the famous Siva Temple of Bhimesvara kept in the Temple of Bhimesvaram, Eastern Chalukya, 11th Century A.D., Samalkot
18. King Narasimha in Kavisamaja or assembly of Poets, Eastern Ganga, 13th Century A.D., Konarak, National Museum
19. Sankara's Portrait, Pallava, 8th Century A.D., Iravanesvara Temple, Kanchipuram
20. Surya in udichyavesha, Kushana, 1st Century A.D., Archaeological Museum, Mathura
21. Vayu, Shown Running on Reverse of Kanishka's Coin, Kushana, 1st Century A.D.
22. Vayu, shown holding wind-filled garment, Gurjara Pratihara, 8th Century A.D., Osian
23. Vayu, shown holding wind-filled Garment, Gurjara Pratihara, 8th Century A.D.
24. Agni, Terracotta, with Flames on the Shoulders, Gupta, 4th Century A.D., National Museum
25. Skanda as Brahmanyadeva on Yaudheya Coin, a. Six-headed, b. Single-headed
26. Panchaviras Flanking Narasimha, Early Pallava, 3-4th Century A.D., Kondamotu, Andhra Pradesh
27. Brahma Seated on a Fleet of Swans, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D. Elephanta
28. India, with Eye Horizontally on Forehead, 13th-14th Century A.D., Nepal
29. Vishnu with Personified Weapons, late Gandhara, 4th Century A.D., Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin
30. Narasimha Resting Chin on Gada Handle, Gurjara Pratihara, 9th Century A.D. Brahmesvar Temple, Chamba
31. Group of Deities, on the famous early Plaque, Pallava, 4th Century A.D., Peddamudiyam, Andhra Pradesh
32. Sangama of Ganga and Yamuna Representation in the Varaha cave, Gupta, 4th Century A.D., Udayagiri, Central India
33. Shaking the Lotus Stalk, Satavahana, 2nd Century, A.D., Kanheri, Western India
34. Seshasayi Panel, Gurjara Pratihara, 10th Century A.D., Kotah Museum, Rajasthan
35. Garuda on Seal, Gupta, 5th Century A.D.
36. Garuda on Copper Coin of Chandragupta II, 4th Century A.D.
37. Chaturmukha Linga, Gupta, 5th Century A.D., Nachna
38. Samkarshana, Vasudeva and Ekanamsa, Kushana-Gupta Transition, 2nd-3rd Century A.D., Patna Museum
39. Row of Grahas or Planets, note the absence of Ketu, Gupta, 5th Century A.D.
40. Process of Painting in its various Stages
41. Portrait of Gaja Singh, 17th Century A.D., Ajmer-Marwar Area, Rajasthan, National Museum
42. An Episode from the Vessantara Jataka, note the Element of Kshayavriddhi effectively Followed, Vakataka, 5ih Century A.D., Ajanta
43. Palace Scene, note the Element of Kshayavriddhi effectively followed, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Ajanta
44. Back View of a Celestial, note the Element of Kshayavridhhi, Rashtrakuta, 8th Century A.D., Ellora
45. Talamana Measurements
46. Eye Varieties, Chapakara, Matsyodara, Utpalapatrabha Padmapatranibha, Sankhakriti
47. Kuntala
48. Dakshinavarta
49. Taranga
50. Simhakesara
51. Vardhara
52. Jutatasara
53. Kuntala, Hair Variety, Gurjara Pratihara, 10th Century A.D. Kausambi
54. Dakshinavarta, Hair Variety, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Ellora
55. Taranga, Hair Variety, Eastern Ganga, 10th Century A.D., Bhubanesvar
56. Simhakesara, Hair Variety, Gurjara Pratihara, 9th Century, A.D., Rajim
57. Sthanas, Rijvagata, Anriju, Sachikritasarira, Ardhavilochana, Parsvagata
58. Satya, Variety in Art form, Chandella, 10th Century A.D., Khajuraho
59. Vainika, Variety in Art form, Chandella, 10th Century A.D., Khajuraho
60. Nagara, Variety in Art form, Chandella, 10th Century A.D., Khajuraho
61. The Lovelorn Damsel Separated from her Lover Welcoming the Caw of the Crow Indicating his Speedy Arrival, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D.
62. Vasakasajjika, damsel attired and decked awaiting her lover, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum
63. Masculine and Feminine Waist Line
64. Face Delineation : Mandala, Vakra, Trikona, Dirgha
65. Jalanguli, Webbed Fingers, a Mahapurushalakshana
66. Urna, Curl between Brows, a Mahapurushalakshana
67. Rishi emaciated by Tapasya, Pallava, 7th Century A.D., Mahabalipuram
68. Brahmana Messenger Receiving Rukmini's Message to Krishna, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
69. Kinnari, Note Human Face and bust and equine body, Satavahana, 2nd Century, B.C., Bhaja Cave, Western India
70. Kinnari, Note Equine Face and Human Body, Sunga, 1st Century B.C., Bodhgaya
71. Nagaraja and Naginis, Satavahana, B.C., Sanchi
72. Pramathaganas, Pandya, 8th Century A.D., Kalugu-malai
73. Vasantasena pursued by Sakara and Vita, Kushana, 1st Century A.D. Mathura, National Museum
74. Asuras of the Tripura Hosts, Note their Tear-stained Beautiful Consorts Dissuading them from Righting, Chola 1000 A.D., Brihadisvara Temple, Tanjavur
75. Abhisarika going to her place of tryst in the Dark, note the Frightful Pisachi frightening her, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum
76. Dwarf Vamanika Maid with the Princess, Gurjara Pratihara
77. Kanchuki, Old Chamberlain, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Ajanta
78. Rama, Lakshmana, Sita and Hanuman, note the Crown of Rama and the decked hair of Lakshmana, Chola 1000 A.D., Vadakkupanayur, Madras Museum
79. Elephant-riders, note the Mahauts, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Ajanta.
80. Medallion Illustrating Porus and Alexander fighting, 4th Century B.C., Greek, Indian Museum
81. Battle Scene, Note the Ethical Note of Dharmayuddha, Satavahana, 2nd Century A.D., Amaravati, Madras Museum
82. Bazar Scene from Vessantara Jataka, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Ajanta
83. Dance and Musical Orchestra from Mahajanaka Jataka, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Ajanta
84. Bhima and Jarasandha wrestling, Gupta, 5th Century A.D., Lucknow Museum
85. Animals in Natural Caverns, Chola, 12th Century A.D., Airavatesvara Temple, Darasuram
86. Animals in Natural Caverns, Chola, 1000 A.D., Brihadisvara Temple, Tanjavur
87. River Nairanjara, Indicated by Ripples, Satavahana, 2nd Century, B.C. Amaravati, Madras Museum
88. Ganga as Tripathaga or Triple Stream Mermaid-like on the Locks of Gangadhara, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Elephanta
89. Ocean as Ratnakara, with gem-pot in hand and wavy Background, Two at each end of the Varaha cave, Gupta, 4th Century A.D., Udayagiri, Central India
90. Himavan giving away Uma in Marriage to Siva, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Elephanta
91. Himavan and Mena Discussing Uma's wedlock, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D. Ellora
92. Sudarsana Chakra, with Chakra on head, Gupta, 5th Century, A.D., Deogarh
93. Sula or Trident of Siva, Personified with trident on his head, Gupta, 5th Century A.D., National Museum
94. Water indicated by aquatic objects from Mahakapi Jataka Satavahana, 2nd Century B.C., Sanchi
95. City Gateway, Satavahana, 2nd Century B.C. Sanchi
96. Battle Scene, from Babarnama, Mughal School, 16th Century A.D., National Museum
97. Cranes against clouds during the Rains, Mewar School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum
98. Mandhata Fallen, Points to the sphere of the Moon and Stars, Ikshvaku, 2nd Century A.D., Nagarjunakonda, National Museum.
99. Cold on the Hills, note the treatment of Rocks and Boulders, Babarnama, Mughal, 16th Century A.D., National Museum
100. Traders in their Shops on the Roadway, Vakataka, 5th Century A.D., Ajanta
101. Camels of Caravan Carrying Merchandise, Babarnama, Mughal School, 16th Century A.D., National Museum
102. Cows Returning Home, Suggesting Dusk, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
103. Night in Gokula, Note Suggestion of Night by Moon and Stars, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum
104. Siddhartha in his Harem, note the Sleeping Women Suggesting Midnight, Satavahana, 2nd Century A.D., Amaravati, Madras Museum
105. Sleeping Couple and Prowling Thief, Suggesting Midnight, Mughal School, Library, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
106. Buffaloes enjoying a dip in a pool, Satavahana, 2nd Century B.C., Sanchi
107. Rigour of Summer Compels the Snake to Seek Shade under the Peacock's Tail, Mewar School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum.
108. Meghamallar, note laden clouds and lightning, Mewar School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum.
109. Lala Bhagat Pillar Frieze, Illustrating Sunrise and the Bloom of the lotus, Sunga, 2nd Century B.C.
110. Frieze Illustrating dawn, noon and dusk and the events of the day, Gupta, 5th Century A.D., Garhwa, Lucknow Museum.
111. Arjuna's Penance at Midday in mid-summer, Pallava, 7th Century A.D., Mahabalipuram
112. Radha and Krishna caught in the Rain, note the Dark Clouds and the Fast Falling drops, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
113. Gathering Flowers in Spring, Garhwal School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
114. A Scene from Lossa Jataka, note the Rigour of Summer Suggesting the Elephant Caught in the Mire of fast-drying up pool, Satavahana, 2nd Century A.D., Amaravati, Madras Museum
115. Damsel and Child in a Lotus Pond, Note the Exposed Length of Lotus Stalks Suggesting Water Receding as it dries in Summer, 5th Century A.D., Dandan Oiliq, Central Asia
116. Village Girl in the Field, Note The Crop Suggesting Autumn, Kangra School, 18th Century, A.D., National Museum
117. Wrapped in a Blanket, note the Suggestion of the Cold in Winter, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum
118. Ekadhara Rekha, one free flow in Line Drawing
119. Defects in Line Drawing, Daurbalya Weak Line, Sthularekhatva Coarse Line, Avibhaktata Undefined Line, Bindurekha Dotted Line
120. Brihadganda Bulging Cheek, a Pictorial Defect, Dosha
121. Brihadoshtha Thick Lips, a Pictorial Defect, Dosha
122. Brihannetra Goggle Eyes, a Pictorial Defect, Dosha
123. Sakuntala Looking Back on the Pretext of the Thorn in the Foot, by Ravi Varma, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Trivandrum
124. Sketch of a Painter Painting Nala-Damayanti in the Palace. Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum
125. Painter Painting Nala-Damayanti in the Palace, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Dr. Karan Singh Collection
126. Carving of the Theme of the cat running after carved doves mistaking them for live ones, Vijayanagar, 16th Century A.D., Varadaraja Temple, Kanchipuram
127. Milking Scene in the Govardhana Cave, note the Naive Natural Treatment, Pallava, 7th Century A.D., Mahabalipuram
128. Aramadusaka Jataka. The amusing episode of the Good-natured Monkeys helping the gardener as they Imagined they were doing, Sunga, 2nd Century B.C., Bharhut, Indian Museum
129. The return of Kantaka, note the grief of Suddhodana and others including the dumb Animal, the Faithful Horse, Kantaka, Ikshvaku, 2nd Century A.D., Nagarjunakonda
130. Scene from the Chhaddanta Jataka, note the Sad Death of the Queen in the Lap of the Prince Evoking Pity, Ikshvaku, 2nd Century A.D., Goli, Madras Museum
131. Chamunda, with Scorpion in her stomach suggesting fierce and Ravenous Hunger, Pala, 11th Century A.D., National Museum
132. Chamunda, with Scorpion in her Stomach Suggesting Fierce and Ravenous Hunger, Gahadavala, 11th Century A.D., National Museum
133. The Sakatasura Episode, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., National Museum
134. Madanantaka, Siva Destroying Kama, note the Tarjani Suggesting Siva's anger, Chola, 12th Century A.D., Darasuram
135. Tripurantaka, Siva Destroying the Demons of the Three Impregnable Castles, note the fierce and heroic look of Siva., 1000 A.D., Brihadisvara Temple, Tanjavur
136. Sudama with his wife in his hut, note the abject Poverty Suggested evoking pity, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
137. Radha and Krishna lovingly together unmindful of the rain and clouds, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
138. Awakening Kumbhakarna, one of the Amusing Episodes in the Ramayana evoking a Smile, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
139. Unrobing of Draupadi, a revolting Situation from the Mahabharata, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D., Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
140. The Trinavarta Episode, a Sight Evoking Wonder, Kangra School, 18th Century A.D, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
141. The Yamalarjuna Episode, Baby Krishna uprooting the Trees Evoking Wonder, Kangra School, 18th Century, A.D. Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh

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