The Art of India: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

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This is a comprehensive catalogue of the important collection of Indian art in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a celebration of the diverse cultures that coexist in India. An introductory essay is followed by the art objects presented in four sections according to the traditional forms of Indian art: sculpture, painting, decorative arts and textiles. The sections on sculpture and painting are further subdivided chronologically according to stylistic periods; the decorative arts and textiles, most of which date from around 1650 to 1900, are grouped by medium (make, metalwork, wool, cotton etc).