|Depiction of Movement
Vishnu-dharmottara says: "He, who paints waves, flames, smoke... according to the movement of the wind, is a great painter."
Ajanta painters took great pleasure in composing scenes involving movement with great zest.
|The floating clouds, the swaying
foliage and apsaras and gandharvas flying swiftly through the air, produce
a fantastic movement when Indra and his entourage descent to worship the
|A mad elephant was let loose on
the Compassionate One by his envious half-brother. Elephant on the
rampage is shown in great dynamism.