Arts and Literature
Welcome to the Arts and Literature section of General Knowledge.
Here you can learn about modern arts, literature, Biograpahy, Poetry, Poems, Books & Authors & more.
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What is Arts?
Art is the creativity of human beings. Creating images, paintings or making music, films or dancing, all of these can be called as arts.
Art is covering a vast area of culture. There are different parts of it. Like; visual arts, performing arts, applied arts, literary arts and etc.
At Basictell, you can learn about many topics on Arts & Literature including; Biographies, Books & Authors, Famous Paintings, Inspirational Quotes and more. famous paintings and their painters, name of famous books written by great authors, inspirational quotes, dances and dancers and more.
What is Literature?
Literature is the written work of human beings.
Writing books, prose, poetry are all example of literary work.
Between 3000 BC - 1000 BC, it is called as the period of Vedas, a part of ancient Indian literature. This period of Indian literature tells us about the mythical nature of Vedas, Rishis and Vedic poets. At that time Vedic poets use symbolic languages to create poetries. In this era the philosophical concepts of Upanishads are beautifully described.
In the field of ancient Indian literature the name of some great epics comes first. The Ramayana, which tells us how to achieve divineness in life and it also state about the achievement of the fourfold (Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha) objectives in human life. Mahabharata tells us about human life and war. There is also a very popular Indian epic known as Bhagavad Gita or Gita (actually a part of Mahabharata), which tells us about Dharma's in India.
The period of Classical Sanskrit is between 2nd to 8th centuries. Classical Sanskrit literature includes epic poetry (Kumarasambhava, Raghuvamsa of Kalidasa), drama, lyrical poetry, popular tales, scientific literature etc. When it is about classical Sanskrit literature then the name of Panini always comes first. He was a Sanskrit grammarian.
Indian literature influenced by some of the great works by Tulsidas, Kalidasa, Kabir etc. A book like Kamsasutra - A Desire of Sex, is a part of Indian literature. Indian literature gets its highest value at the time of 20th century. At that time the Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore played a huge role at the field of Indian literature.
Indian art deals with the sense of desire of different artist in India. Indian art is mainly focus on the area of visual Arts with famous paintings, sculpture, architecture etc. Taj Mahal is a great example of the architectural creation of India. Some other performing arts like Dance, Music and Drama are also the part of Indian art.