UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following statements.
    1. Different school of arts like Central Asian, Gandhara and Mathura rose in Kushan empire.
    2. Influence of Gandhara art spread till Mathura, which was primarily a centre of indigenous art.
    3. Images of Buddha in Gandhara siyle were made in the Graeco Roman style and his hair was fashioned in the Graeco Roman style.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3            

    C)  1 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Kushan empire gave rise to several school of art i.e. Central Asian, Gandhara and Mathura. These were also influenced by Buddhism. In Gandhara period, images and hairstyle of Buddha was made in the Graeco Roman style. The influence of this art form spread to Mathura, which was also having its own art form. Mathura produced highly artistic images of Buddha. It is also famous for headless erect statue of Kanishka. It also produced some stone images of Mahavira.

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