by Subramanian Swaminathan
Indian Paintings in other places
- Ajanta, Kanchipuram, Thanjavur
Sittannavasal paintings are an early
example of post-Ajanta period painting and are of the classical Ajanta
style with variation in the handling of the material by the artists.
7th century AD
The paintings in Kailasanatha Temple
in Kanchi antedate the Sittannavasal paintings.
The paintings in Brihadiswara Temple
in Thanjavur are the continuation of the Sittannavasal tradition.