Class XI Syllabus

Syllabus of Class XI Painting 049 Session 21-22 cbse board New Delhi.




a. Pre historic rock paintings

b. Period and location

c. study of methods and materials and appreciation of following pre historic paintings:

(I) Wizard’s dance (Bhimbetka)

(II) Roaring animal (Bhimbetka)

(B) Indus Valley Civilization

(A) Introduction (B) Period and location (C) Extension: in about 1500 miles

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

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

(c) 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)

(d) 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)

(e) 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:

(Mauryan period)

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

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

(Kushan period Gandhar style)

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

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

(Guptas period)

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

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

(2) 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.

(II) Mar Vijay (Ajanta cave no. 26 Maharashtra) Stone high relief sculpture 5th century A.D.

Unit 3

 Temple sculpture, bronze and aspects of indo – Islamic architecture

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

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

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

(ii) Ravena 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 centuryA.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.


(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)

(II) Uma (Parvati Devi) ,Chola’s Period, 1st century A. D.

(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


Introduction Of Art

Element of Art

Principle of Art

Limbs of Art

Color Concept


Pre Historic Rock Art

Bhimbetka Cave

Indus Valley Civilization

Paintings Description


Maurya ,Shunga, Kushan & Gupta period

Ajanta Cave

Art Work Description


Temple sculpture, bronze and aspects of indo – Islamic architecture

Art Work Description

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