Written by Senake Bandaranayake with photographs by Gamini Jayasinghe, this book offers an overview of the tradition of Sri Lanka's rock and wall paintings from its early historical origins to its contemporary traditional manifestations. Photographs, line drawings, and maps are provided to illustrate the thematic range, compositional methods and stylistic variety of these paintings, as well as their historical evolution and functional context. 
Access level

Onsite

practitioner

Gamini Jayantha MENDIS

editor

Manel FONSEKA

Location code REF.BAS11
Language

English

Keywords

art historymuralpaintingSri Lanka

Publication/Creation date

1986

No of pages

300

ISBN / ISSN

9559029002

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
The Evolution of a Pictorial Tradition
Prehistoric Art
Early Buddhist Rock Monasteries
Classic and Late Classic Styles
The Gampola and Kotte Periods
The Kandyan and Southern Schools
Transitional Styles of the Modern Period
Context and Method
Early and Middle Period Painting
The Art of Sigiriya
The boulder-Garden Paintings
Cave-Shrines of the Anuradhapura Period
Relic-Chamber Paintings
Polonnaruva Murals
Late Period Murals
'Impressionism' and 'Idealism'
Origins of the Post-Classic Style
The Central Kandyan Tradition
The Dambulla Cycle
Provincial Kandyan Schools
Evolution of the Southern Tradition
Southern Styles of the 19th Century
The Rock and Wall Paintings of Sri Lanka
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The Rock and Wall Paintings of Sri Lanka