“Art and Culture” is one of the most important topics asked in the General Studies and General Knowledge” Section of many competitive exams like UPSC CSE, State PCS, CDS, NDA, FSSAI, SSC, and Others. we are providing students with important questions of Art and Culture that have been asked in different competitive exams. Sources of our notes are different government portals like “cultural India“, “Incredible India“, “Ministry of Culture” for the latest updates, and many competitive books like NIOS, IGNOU, NCERT, the National Museum site for pictures, and Wikipedia for static parts.
Important questions of Art and Culture – Set 1
All India Music Academy was established in which year?
Sol. – All India Music Academy was established in 1919.
Who is known as ‘Raffale of East’?
Sol. – Raja Ravi Verma was known as ‘Raffale of East’. His paintings are considered to be among the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art.
Who is known as the ‘Piccaso of India’?
Sol. – Maqbool Fida Hussain, described as the Picasso of India, was one of the subcontinent’s best-known painters. His influence on contemporary South Asian art was enormous. In 1955 he was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Indian government and in the 1980s was nominated to the upper house of the Indian parliament, while in 1971 he was invited, with Pablo Picasso, to the Sao Paulo Biennial in Brazil.
Sangeet Natak Academy was established in _
Sol. – The Sangeet Natak Akademi was set up in 1953 for the promotion of performing arts. Setting up of Sangeet Natak Akademi is one of the main recommendations of the National Conference on Dance, Drama, and Music, held in New Delhi in 1951. The Sangeet Natak Akademi is an Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Culture.
Which of the painting is a mixture of Rajasthani and Mughal?
Sol. – Kangra painting is a mixture of Rajasthan and Mughal. The pictorial art of Kangra is one of the finest gifts of India to the art world. It originated in a small hill state ‘Guler’ in the lower Himalayas in the 18th century when a family of Kashmiri painters trained in the Mughal Style of painting sought shelter at the court of Raja Dalip Singh of Guler.
Bharatnatyam dance style belongs to
Sol. – Bharatnatyam is an artistic yoga that involves the movement of the body parts in a very artistic and elegant manner. It is the most widely practised of Indian classical dances in south India and has its origin in Tamil Nadu. The term Bharatnatyam was introduced in the mid-thirties by S. Krishna Iyer and later spread by Rukmini Devi Arundale. It comprises Bhava, Raga, Tala, and Natya put together as Bharatanatyam.
Pt. Ravi Shankar belongs to which musical instrument?
Sol. – Pt. Ravi Shankar was a famous sitar player. Shankar won the Silver Bear Extraordinary Prize of the Jury at the 1957 Berlin International Film Festival for composing the music for the movie Kabuliwala. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 1962 and was named a Fellow of the academy for 1975. Shankar was awarded the three highest national civil honors of India: Padma Bhushan, in 1967, Padma Vibhushan in 1981, and Bharat Ratna in 1999. He received the music award of the UNESCO International Music Council in 1975, three Grammy Awards, and was nominated for an Academy Award.
Which music instrument belongs to Hari Prasad Chaurasia?
Sol. – Hari Prasad Chaurasia is an eminent flute player in India. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1992 and Padma Vibhushan in 2000.
The Panchatantra was written during the _
Sol. – The Panchatantra was written during the Maurya period. The original Sanskrit work, which some scholars believe was composed in the 3rd century BCE, is attributed to Vishnu Sharma. It is based on older oral traditions, including “animal fables that are as old as we are able to imagine”. It is “certainly the most frequently translated literary product of India”, and these stories are among the most widely known in the world.
The chenchus tribes found in the _
Sol. – Chenchus are Hindu Aboriginal tribes residing in the central hill stations of Andhra Pradesh. They inhabit the Nallmalla hills which have been a part of Nagarjuna Sagar, the Tiger Sanctuary for centuries in Andhra Pradesh. They are mainly found in the districts of Mahboobnagar, Nalgonda, Prakasam, Guntur, and Kurnool. The Origin of Chenchu is connected to Lord Malikarjuna of the Srisailim temple.