Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Art News

Visual Arts in pre-Islamic Afghanistan were on a par with or more developed than their European cousins:

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Oil painting 'originated in East':

By Vincent Dowd

BBC News

The Bamiyan Buddhas were destroyed in 2001
Painting with oils was taking place in what is now Afghanistan centuries before such techniques were known to Europeans, researc"

(Via BBC News.)

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