Modern Indian Sculpture

  • The basic characteristics and problems of contemporary Indian Sculpture are very similar to those of contemporary painting.
  • It began in the academic style, based on mid-Victorian ideas of naturalism and smugness, and was a legacy of the British. This mannerism was perpetrated in the government art schools and colleges established around the century in Bombay, Calcutta, Madras and elsewhere.
  • However, this contemporary style evolved from academism to well-defined non-objectivism.
  • Contemporary Indian sculpture has not shown either the speed or variety of painting and has not arrived at the logical ‘cul de sac’ which in the case of painting has provided the necessary height and perspective