Class XI

CLASS XI SYLLABUS

UNIT 1

(A) SIX LIMBS OF INDIAN PAINTING   AND FUNDAMENTAS OF VISUAL ARTS (ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES)

(B) PRE-HISTORIC ROCK PAINTING AND ART OF INDUS VALLEY (2500B.C. TO 1500B.C.)

1.A. Pre historic rock paintings

Introduction:

(1) period and location (2) study of methods and materials and appreciation of following pre historic paintings:

(I) Wizard’s dance and Bhimbetka

1.B. Introduction: (I)period and location (ii) extension: in about 1500 miles

(a) Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro (now in Pakistan)

(b) Ropar, Lothal, Rangpur, Alamgirpur, Kali Bangan, Banawali Alamgirpur Dhaula Veera (in India)

(2) study of methods and materials and appreciation of following:

Sculptures and terracotta’s:

(I)Dancing girl (Mohenjo-Daro) Bronze ,10.5X5X2.5cm circa 2500B.C. (COLLECTION: NATIONAL MUSEUM, NEW DELHI)

(ii)Male torso Harappa) Red lime stone ,9.2X 5.8 X3 cms circa 2500 B.C. (Collection: national museum, New Delhi)

(iii) Mother Goddess (Mohenjo-Daro) terracotta. 22X8X5cm.  circa 2500B.C. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi)

(3) study method and material and appreciation of following seal:

(i) Bull (Mohenjo-Daro) Stone (steatite) ,2.5X2.5X1.4    circa 2500B.C. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi)

Decoration on earthen wares:

(I)Painted earthen wares (jar) Mohenjo-Daro (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi)

Unit – 2

BUDDHIST, JAIN AND HINDU ART (3rd century to B.C. to 8th century A.D.)

1.General introduction to Maurya art, Shunga, Kushan ( Gandhar and Mathura styles) and Gupta period :

Study of method and material and appreciation of following sculptures:

(I)  lion capital from Sarnath (Mauryan period) Polished stand stone, circa 3rd century B.C. (collection: Sarnath Museum U.P.)

(ii) Chauri bearer from Didar Ganj (Mauryan period) Polished sandstone, circa 3rd century B.C. (collection: Patna museum, Bihar)

(iii) Bodhisattva head from Taxila (Kushan period gandhar style) Stone, 27.5X20X15 cm. circa 2nd century A.D.

(iv) Seated Buddha from katra mound Mathura (Kushan period Mathura style) Red spotted sand stone, circa 3rd century A.D. (collection: govt. museum Mathura)

(v) Seated Buddha from Sarnath (Guptas period) Stone circa 5th century A.D. (Collection: sarnath museum, U.P)

(vi) Jain Tirthankara (Gupta period) Stone circa 5th century A.D.  (collection: state museum, Lucknow U.P)

(3) introduction to Ajanta

Location, period, no. of caves, chaitya and vihara, paintings and sculptures and subject matters and techniques etc.

(4) study of methods and materials and appreciation of following painting and sculpture:

(I) Padmapani bodhisattva (Ajanta cave no. 1 Maharashtra) Mural painting. circa 5th century A.D.

 Unit 3

 Temple sculpture, bronze and aspects of indo – Islamic architecture

  • Artistic aspects of Indian temples (6th century A.D. TO 13TH CENTURY A.D.)
  • Introduction to temple sculpture. (6th century A.D. TO 13TH CENTURY A.D.)

      (2) Study of methods and materials and appreciation pf following temple and sculptures:

       (I) Descent of Ganga (Pallava period, Mahabalipuram, Tamilnadu ), Granite rocks . circa 7th century        A.D.

       (ii) Ravana shaking mount Kailash ( Rashtrakuta period ,Ellora Maharashtra ) stone 8th century A.D.

(iii) Trimurti (Elephanta, Maharashtra) stone 9th century A.D.

(iv) Lakshmi Narayana ( Kendriya Mahadeva temple ) (chandela period Khajuraho , M.P) Stone circa 10th century  A.D.)

(v) Cymbal player, sun temple (ganga dynasty Konark, Odisha) stone. Circa 13th century A.D.

(vi)mother and child (Vimal-shah temple, Solanki dynasty, Dilwara , mount Abu , Rajasthan )white marble .circa 13th century A.D.

(B)Bronzes

(1) Introduction to Indian bronze (2) Method of casting (solid and hollow)

(3) study and appreciation of following south Indian bronzes:

(i) Nataraja (chola period, Tanjore dist., Tamil Nadu )12th century A.D. (Collection: national museum, new Delhi)

(c) Artistic aspects of the indo Islamic architecture

(1) introduction (2) study of the following structures:

(a) Qutab Minar, Delhi (b) Taj Mahal, Agra (c) Gol Gumbad, Bajapur