Socio-Cultural Life in Andhra Sculptural Art: A Study
Art the process of externalization of the internal manifestations, brood/brewed through ages and stages,is since prehistoric. Coming to Neolithic and Chalcolithic times,urge of the man to be more procreative, could satisfiy the mundane needs by creting consumer products. Introduction of Iron,Expansion of Kingdoms,Political Aggrandizement,Teachings of Philosophers,Creation of New Products,Finding Ways and Means for Mental Peace--are some of the finer examples of Art and Life. This phenomenon being Univeral and Ubiquitous, it trangresses the boundaries of Space and Time. Coming to Indian context, depiction of Socio-Cultural and Religious Life has been the order of the Artist. Be it Indus Valley, Maurya, Satavahana, Gupta times; Buddhist, Jaina and Brahminical faiths, the purpose and motif is the same. Hence, present article makes a comprehensive Study of the Depiction of Socio-Cultural Life in the Andhra Sculptural Art.
Keywords: Art, Definition, Process, Communication, Socio-Religious, Cultural Life
Prof. Vijayakumarbabu Avadhanula
Departnment of Ancient Indian History