New Delhi: Mural paintings have a prolonged tradition, significance and history in Indian Art. This piece of artwork is directly painted or applied on the surface of a wall or ceiling or other permanent facades.
The seamless and harmonious incorporation of architectural elements are the unique characteristics of these paintings which make them eye catching and adorable.
The history of Indian murals starts in ancient and early medieval times, from 2nd century BC to 8th – 10th century AD. There are known more than 20 locations around India containing murals from this period, mainly natural caves and rock-cut chambers.
The highest achievements of this time are the caves of Ajanta, Bagh, Sittanavasal, Armamalai Cave (Tamil Nadu), Ravan Chhaya rock shelter, Kailasanatha temple in Ellora Caves.