Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stone sculpture art of Nepal

Nepal is famous for ites stone sculpture statues art. Stone sculpture Statues art in Nepal dates to centuries back. Most of the stone sculpture art and architecture in the Kathmandu Valley, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur was created by the Newars, one of the many ethnic groups in Nepal. Predominantly Newari artists were renowned throughout Asia for the high quality of their stone sculpture statues art. Now a days Tamangs and even the Brahmins and Chettris are working as stone carvers in Patan. Both China and Tibet imported art and artists from Nepal to adorn their temples, monasteries, and homes, spreading Nepalese style far beyond the country's borders.
History of stone sculpture art work in Nepal were long way back, hundred of years
ago The survival of the oldest stone sculpture art in the Nepal indicates that stone
sculpting was among the first art forms to have developed in the Nepal. The history of Nepal is told by stone sculpture. Few manuscripts have survived, the oral tradition fails to identify the nation's ancient culture, wooden images beyond the seventeenth century have mostly rotted away and metal work barely reaches the tenth century. So for scholars and for those seeking an insight into Nepalese minds, stone tells the clearest stories. There was time when stone art was waning. Particularly after the fall of the Mallas, there was no real demand, but now stone carvers are busy again.
Shakyamuni Buddha Stone Statue

Buddha Statues were shown in various poses and forms incluing this popular lotus position. Made of solid cast stone.

Ganesh Stone Statue

Sri Ganesha, the deity to which the Hindu pray before starting any new task.

Saraswati Stone Statue
Saraswati is a Hindu goddess of learning. She is the goddess of speech .
Metal Sculpture
Yogini more..........