Social Science- Our Pasts III- Part-II

Book: Social Science- Our Pasts III- Part-II

Chapter: 10. The Changing world of Visual Arts

Subject: Social Science - Class 8th

Q. No. 3 of Let's Recall

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Describe in your own words one painting from this chapter which suggests that the British were more powerful than Indians. How does the artist depict this?

There are many paintings by the British artists of that time that shows British superior than the Indians. Here are the some example which prove that:

● Thomas Daniell and his nephew William Daniell, were the famous artist of picture square in that time. In most of their picture square, they showed ruins of the local buildings which were once grand buildings. These buildings remind us about our glorious past and remains of an ancient civilization that was now in ruins. It was as if the decaying civilization would be changed and modernized and it would be done with the British help.

● The painting which depicts the discovery of the body of Tipu Sultan was the perfect example which shows British superiority on Indians. In this painting British general was painted standing on a high pedestal portraying the confidence and the body of Tipu Sultan was laying life-less on the ground half naked. This painting appears to announce that those who dare to challenge the British government would meet the same fate.


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