Sculpture Art is one of the oldest art forms to exist in India, rooting itself as a widespread practice even in the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation (c.3300-1300 BCE). In the context of the Indian subcontinent, sculptures remained a significant part of documenting life. Tracing the history of sculptures from ancient times, one can find that sculptures can act as a good basis for recreating and understanding our past.

Indian sculpture artists have always been fascinated by figures from mythology and religion as it runs strongly in our culture. Sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses, Lord Buddha, figures from Christianity and so on are some of the most common themes in sculpture art as seen from the ancient times. India also boasts sculptures of animals, birds, and human figures, depicting daily life activities. In the current art scene, Indian artists experiment with abstract sculpture and sculpture in multimedia form

Difference between sculpture and architecture

The designing and construction of buildings is said to be Architecture while a 3D work of art is considered to be Sculpture. Stone, wood, glass, metal etc are used in Architecture while a Sculpture is generally made up of a single piece of material.