Mathura Art

  • Buddhas of Gandhara were copied here but in a more refined way.
  • The art represents an important formative stage in the history of Indian Art.
  • The great majority of creation consisted of nude, semi nude figures of female Yakshinis or Apsaras in erotic pose.
  • The images exhibited not only form masculinity and energetic body but also grace and religious feeling.
  • The attempt to display spiritual strength by halo began with Mathura School.
  • The forms of Brahmanical deities became crystallized at Mathura for the first time.
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