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Q. Arrange the following paintings in Chronological order.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:


A
4-3-2-1
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2-1-3-4
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C
2-1-4-3
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D
2-4-3-1
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Solution

The correct option is C 2-1-4-3

Explanation:

  • Bhimbetka paintings are one of the oldest paintings in India and the world. They are usually categorized into three periods Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Chalcolithic.
  • Jogimara caves is an artificially carved-out cave located in the Surguja district of Chattisgarh. It is dated back around 1000-300 BC and has a few paintings and inscriptions of a love story in Brahmi script. These shelters depict human figurines, animals, palm prints, bullock carts, etc. which show a higher and sedentary type of living.
  • One of the oldest surviving murals of the Indian subcontinent, Ajanta caves were carved in the 4th century AD out of volcanic rocks. It consists of a set of 29 caves, carved in a horse-shoe shape. The walls of the caves have both murals and fresco paintings.
  • Located in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Lepakshi mural paintings were executed on Veerabhadra temple walls at Lepakshi in 16th Century. Made during the Vijayanagara period, they follow a religious theme, based on Ramayana, Mahabharata, and incarnations of Vishnu.

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