Art in India, Indian artists, art museums, art galleries

Art in India: art, artists, museums, galleries, temples of India and Sri Lanka



Ancient Indian art, Indian archaeology, art history, monuments, temple art *

Ancient Indian monuments.
A directory of monuments, listed under century and place.

10 Most Famous Historical Monuments of India

Archaeological Survey of India
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under the Ministry of Culture, is the organization for archaeological researches and the protection of the cultural heritage of India. Maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance is the prime concern of the ASI.

Archaeological Survey of India Google Art Project online gallery.

Art history resources for Indian art.
Dr. Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe

Hindu art in Indian art history.

Paintings of India.
The list includes wall paintings, calendar paintings, oil classics, miniatures and even cave paintings. They are culled from different time periods and we hope that studying them will provide the viewer an appreciation of  the history of art in India.

Sculptures of India.
Kamat’s Potpourri is a large source of Indian sculpture pictures.

Hindu temples in Karnataka, Wikipedia entries.

Temples of Karnataka

Temples in Karnataka, Wikipedia entries.

Temple art in India

The Templenet Encyclopedia Index: information on the temple heritage of India, classified by region.

Architecture *

Architecture of India
Indian temples, heritage sites, ancient India, Buddhist and Hindu tantric diagrams, western architecture styles in India. From  Scaffold, an architecture project.

Architecture in India
Images categorized by city and area.

Architecture of the Indian Sub-Continent
A website by Kamiya Takeo.

Asian Historical Architecture (India)
Search by city and province.

A gallery from Indianetzone.

Hoysala architecture, Wikipedia entry.

Vijayanagara architecture, Wikipedia entry.

Wikipedia entry on the architecture of India.

Art galleries and gallery organisations *

Art Galleries in India
Paintings of Hindu Gods and Indian Epics made by Harish Johari and his students according to the wash painting tradition. Sanatan Society.

Bidsvilla is a portal which connects to Indian Art galleries. They have an ever-growing content and number of artworks available for display. They are also an online auction-based marketplace, featuring curated artworks from galleries across India. It showcases events, gallery/artist portfolios, art appreciation and original blog content.
Offers online art galleries showcasing contemporary Indian art.

Black Peacock
Pictorial art based on the Hindu religion, and especially the Vaishnava traditions.

Chawla Art Gallery
The oldest art gallery in India, displaying works by famous Indian contemporary artists.

Domus Art Gallery
A collection of paintings and exhibitions held in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkatta.

Kalarte Gallery
Folk and traditional art from India.

Kumar Gallery
Displays works of Indian artists. Offers exhibitions, directory, catalogs and publications.

Artists of India *

Contemporary Indian artists. 
The Palette Gallery, Delhi.

India Artists’ Pages

List of Indian artists. Wikipedia

Beyond The Boundaries, 10 Contemporary Indian Artists. Culture Trip

10 Female Contemporary Artists From India To Know. Culture Trip

Katmat’s Potpourri. Sculpture, paintings, portraits, photographs, crafts.

Paintings of India
Wall paintings, calendar paintings, oil classics, miniatures and even cave paintings by Indian masters. Katmat’s Potpourri

Sculptures of India
Temple sculptures, sculpture by Indian masters and contemporaries. Katmat’s Potpourri

Art India Net
Comprehensive site on Indian music, dance, and other art forms. ART INDIA is committed to the promotion of excellence and genuine quality in the arts.




Three aspects of the Absolute, by Bulaki
Souza, Francis Newton

S. H. Raza. Wikipedia

Francis Newton Souza. Wikipedia

Francis Newton Souza . 103 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy

Sher-Gil, Amrita

Amrita Sher-Gil. Wikipedia

Gupta, Subodh

Subodh Gupta. Wikipedia

Subodh Gupta. 25 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy

Subodh Gupta. Hauser & Wirth

Mehta, Tyeb

Tyeb Mehta – Wikipedia

Tyeb Mehta – 9 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy


Asian Art
An online journal for the study of Asian arts.

Auction houses contemporary art auction house.


Bangalore *

Art Galleries & Cultural Centres in Bangalore

An Institute of unique vision, a national centre of excellence to preserve, promote and propagate the cultural heritage of Kerala. Bhasabharathi is an Institute organised and undertaken by a group of researchers in the field of theatre and allied performing arts.

Bollywood, a guide to Bollywood and Indian film web pages.

Bombay (Mumbai) *

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is one of the premier art and history museums in India.

National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai


Calcutta (Kolkata) *

Cinema. Bengali cinema Wikipedia entry.

Kolkata city guide.

Kolkata culture, Wikipedia entry.

The Indian Museum, Calcutta

Indian Museum, Kolkata. Google Arts & Culture

Calcutta Museum of Modern Art (KMOMA)

Tagore, Rabindranath
Works by Rabindranath Tagore at Project Gutenberg.

The Works of Rabindranath Tagore
Internet Sacred Text Archive

Rabindranath Tagore, Wikipedia entry.

Wikipedia entry on Kolkata.

Cinema in India

Comics. World Comics India.

Contemporary Indian art and artists *

Contemporary art in India

Crafts *

Best from,
a large online archive of paintings, sculpture and handicraft from India.

Indian Crafts -Indianetzone
Indianetzone is the largest free encyclopedia on India .This section in Indianetzone is on Indian craft. It provides detail information on Indian crafts with references to famous ancient and contemporary craftwork State wise. This site presents the evolution and development of this form of art.

Crafts hand-made by traditional village and tribal artisans of India. 

Indian Crafts World
A group of technocrats who take immense pride in Indian art & culture. Their online shopping portal deals exclusively in genuine Indian Handicrafts.


Delhi *

Delhi Art Gallery
Master artists, established artists and upcoming artists. Exhibitions and art news.

National Museum of Delhi, high-resolution images from the gallery.

Gallery Espace contemporary Indian art gallery.

Vadehra Art Gallery
Since its inception in 1987, Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) has promoted contemporary Indian art through exhibitions, retrospectives, publications and educational programmes.

Museums, galleries and monuments of Delhi.
Delhi Tourism

National Gallery of Modern Arts
Art from 1850s onward: paintings, sculptures, graphics and photographs.

National Museum
Archaeology, Buddhist art, Miniature paintings, Decorative Arts, Central Asian Arts, Paintings.

The National Museum, New Delhi: Collections
Images of art works from the collections.

Palette Art Gallery
An art gallery based in Delhi offering a collection of contemporary Indian art.

The Sanskriti Foundation

Digital arts

Sarai Media Lab, Delhi, India
A space for research, practice and conversation about the contemporary media and urban constellations.


Exotic India, the Internet’s largest retail store for Indian arts and crafts. 
A choice collection of miniature paintings, wood and stone sculptures and much more.


Film in India. Bollywood


The Hindu,
India’s national newspaper.

History of Indian art *

Saga of Indian Art
The history of Indian Art is the saga of the Indian man, emerging from very austere beginnings and moving  towards wider vistas. retells this saga.

Hindu art in Indian art history.

Indian Heritage and culture.

Hyderabad *

Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art
Traditional arts and crafts of the Indian subcontinent up to 1900.


The Indian Museum, Calcutta


Katmandu *

Kathmandu, Nepal. Traditional arts of Nepal. Indigo Gallery

Kathmandu Preservation Trust

Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, KCAC
Nepal’s first International Contemporary Arts Centre.

Kathmandu University Centre for Art and Design

Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu: Art: TripAdvisor

Kathmandu International Art Festival

Kerala. An internet portal for the art and culture of Kerala.

Khoj International Artists’ Workshop
An autonomous, artist-led, registered society, based in New Delhi.


Libraries in India *

University of Mumbai Library

The British Council Library, Mumbai

Calcutta Library Network

Delhi Library Network (Delnet)

Information and Library Network. Gateway to India Academic and Research Community
An autonomous Inter-University Centre (IUC) of University Grants Commission (UGC) involved in creating infrastructure for sharing information among academic and Research and Development Institutions.

Libraries. A web directory of Indian libraries from

National Library, India

National Digital Library of India


Maldives *

The National Gallery of the Maldives

Mughal school of painting *

Mughal painting, an article.

The Art of the Mughals after 1600. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mughal painting, Wikipedia entry.

Mughal Painting: Indian Miniature Paintings. The Brooklyn Museum

Mughal Paintings
An informative and researched article on Mughal Paintings from

Mughal paintings at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Mumbai (Bombay) *

British Council Library, Mumbai. 

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is one of the premier art and history museums in India.

Sakshi Gallery

Mumbai Art Gallery

Nehru Centre Art Gallery
The Nehru Centre Art Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of young talent.

Indian contemporary art

TAO Art Gallery

Mumbai City Guide

Museums *

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, Delhi
Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, founded in 1975 by eminent writer Ajeet Cour and painter Arpana Caur, is a non-profit organisation. This is a principal centre of literary, art and cultural activities in Delhi. Search works of art and artefacts at The Google Art Project.

Museuums of India
Tour my India

Museums in India. A list from Wikipedia, organised by area.

States of India. Search Indian museums by state.  
Search India

AP State Archeology Museum,Hydrabad 

The Arts Trust – ICIA
Institute of Contemporary Indian Art

Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh

Indian Museum, Kolkata.

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

National Gallery of Modern Arts, New Delhi

National Museum of India

Indian Museum, Kolkata (Calcutta)

National Museum of India

Museums in India

Music *

PlanetRadiocity is India’s largest music portal: Online Radio, Hindi Songs & Music Videos from Bollywood & Hollywood. Get the latest Wallpapers, Lyrics, News and Reviews.

Ravi Shankar

Wikipedia entry on Indian music.


New Delhi *

Khoj International Artists’ Workshop
An autonomous, artist-led, registered society, based in New Delhi.

National Gallery of Modern Arts, New Delhi

National Museum, New Delhi. Google Arts & Culture

Amit Mehra Photography
Photographic works on architecture, fashion and fine art. Gallery and artist information.

Khoj International Artists’ Workshop
An autonomous, artist-led, registered society, based in New Delhi.

A categorized collection of photographs of historic architecture.

Information on theatre activities, events, workshops, plays, puppet shopping and auditoriums in Delhi.


Paintings in India.
A list which includes wall paintings, calendar paintings, oil classics, miniatures and cave paintings. The paintings culled from different time periods.

Prehistoric Rock Paintings of Bhimabetaka


Saga of Indian Art
The history of Indian Art is the saga of the Indian man, emerging from very austere beginnings and moving  towards wider vistas. retells this saga.

Sarai Media Lab, Delhi. 
A space for research, practice and conversation about the contemporary media and urban constellations.

Sri Lanka *

Wikipedia entry on Sri Lanka.

Thidora Theatre
The prime theatre association for the disabled and disadvantaged in Sri Lanka.
Their mission is to enable the disabled and disadvantaged persons using performing arts as a therapeutic tool by respecting each and every individual and their contributions to the entirety while celebrating differences of all Sri Lankan communities.

States of India. Search Indian museums by state. 
Search India


Temples of India *

Taj-Mahal images and history.

Temple art in India.

Pilgrimage India
South India Temples/North India Temples/Rameshwaram/Amarnath Yatra

Temples of Western India
History, Architecture, Deities, Religious Significance, Legends, Festivals.

Temples of India
Famous temples in India, a blog.

Temple Net
Over 2000 Hindu temples featured with details about their historical, cultural, architectural and religious significance.

Temples of India,a collection of articles on Indian temples,and Hindu gods and goddesses.


Utter Pradesh *

Utter Pradesh
Indian Travel Guide. India Travelogue

The culture of Uttar Pradesh, Wikipedia entry.

Taj Mahal Official Site

Agra Fort, Wikipedia entry.

Lucknow Official Site

Lucknow, Wikipedia entry.

Varanasi Official Website

Varanasi, Wikipedia entry.

The Taj Mahal

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Wikipedia entry on India.