Sri Lanka – A country with a rich cultural and historical background features a huge collection of pieces of art from the ancient times, among them paintings play a prominent role.
The first painting
The first evidence of the origin of painting in Sri Lanka dates back to the prehistoric times. The first traces of paintings in Sri Lanka are found in the caves of Kurullangala. Being recently discovered these artworks are ancient probably one of the oldest and well-preserved paintings in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan art is very much influenced by the Indian art. After Buddhism being introduced to the country, Sri Lanka art flourished and many exquisite artworks and paintings emerged from talented artists of the ancient times. These paintings can still be witnessed on walls in several Buddhist monasteries and shrines
The Sigiriya rock is a proud evidence of how beautiful and magnificent Sri Lankan art can be, the ancient frescoes of the rock fortress of Sigiriya are a truly wondrous work of art and because of this it has been made as a world heritage site by UNESCO
Art at the National history museum of Sri Lanka
You can also view some of the exquisite paintings of the Victorian era and that was created during the British reign at the National history museum of Sri Lanka along with many other ancient paintings.
The Sri Lankan Art Gallery
This is the venue where you can witness today’s Art in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Art Gallery host a wide variety of paintings that have been created by today’s Sri Lankan artist and this is the place you can see the evolution of the country’s greatest talent since the ancient times.
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