Q. Which of the following is/are the characteristic feature/s of the Amravati school of art?
1.The Narrative art.
2.Use of white marble stone.
3.Prominent use of human figures.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: The Amravati school of art flourished in Andhra Pradesh between the lower valleys of the rivers Krishna and Godavari.

  • This school of art is said to have flourished between 150 BCE and 350 CE. Sculptures of this school are mainly found on the railings, plinths, and other parts of stupas.
  • The thematic representations include the stories from the life of the Buddha.
  • An important characteristic of the Amravati school is the ‘narrative art’. The medallions were carved in such a manner that they depict an incident in a natural way.
  • For example, one medallion depicts a whole story of ‘taming of an elephant by the Buddha’.
  • Another important feature of Amravati art is the use of white marble-like stone to carve out the figures.
  • There is a prominence of human figures in comparison to figures drawn from nature.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT