UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-9

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    Consider the following statements about the Gandhara School of Art.
    1. Its artists made large scale use of spotted red stone.
    2. It was patronised by the Kushanas.
    3. It is very realistic in nature.
    4. Its main theme was 'Mahayana Buddhism'.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)  Only 2             

    B)  2, 3 and 4

    C)  1, 3 and 4                    

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] The principal patrons of Gandhara School of Art were the Shakas and the Kushanas. The themes depicted were Indian and almost exclusively Buddhist. Grey sandstone is used in Gandhara School of Art. The images are very expressive.

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