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Sadanga or The Six Limbs of Painting

by  Abanindranath Tagore

According to the Hindu Shilpa or the Code of Art the fundamental rules of painting are:-

Rupabhedah pramani bhava-lavnay-yojanam |

Sadrishyam varnakabhangam iti chitram shadakam ||

'Rupa' is ‘form’, visual as well as mental and ‘Bheda’ means ‘difference’, such as the difference between

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