The World's Largest Rock Art Petroglyph

INDIA ROCK ART ARCHIVE

 
 
India Rock Art Lion Mask
Lion Mask
Follow the journeys of Dr. Jean Clottes through the Vindhyan range of central India as he investigates the rock art of Bhimbetka, and its seven forested hills with more than 500 painted sandstone shelters. Explore the Pachmarhi Hills in the State of Madhya Pradesh with Dr. Meenakshi Dubey Pathak, whose research reveals that the prehistoric rock paintings bear a strong resemblance to the contemporary paintings created by the indigenous tribal groups on the adobe walls of their thatched huts and on wooden artefacts.
 
India Rock Art Humped bull with huge horns
Humped bull with huge horns
Rock art worship is one of the numerous religions of India and the most ancient, perhaps at the origin of some beliefs and rituals in other more widespread creeds. By continuing the themes and motifs of their prehistoric ancestors' rock art, the present-day artists are recognising and celebrating the importance of this ancient rock art legacy.
 
India Rock Art
This legacy is also being preserved through education; Dr Meenakshi Dubey Pathak has been working with local tribes in order to understand their art and culture, and from this understanding she now creates art inspired by the rock art; on canvas, tree bark, stone, glass, and fabric.
 
This has led to rock art workshops aimed at educating the young of this cultural legacy.
Dr Meenakshi Dubey Pathak
Dr Meenakshi Dubey Pathak
India Rock Art Headhunters Running
Headhunters Running
Line of painted shelters along the river
Line of painted shelters along the river
India Rock Art Heritage Day April 2009
Heritage Day April 2009
Dr. Meenakshi Dubey Pathak - Gaddie Rock Art Site in the Vindhachal Ranges
Dr. Meenakshi Dubey Pathak - Gaddie
Rock Art Site in the Vindhachal Ranges
India Rock Art
Stags and other animals with
rectangular adorned bodies
 
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