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    Hi, friends, today we are going to discuss you the latest CBSE Class XI Fine Arts Syllabus. As you know very well that Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has its own curriculum and they hold the supreme authority to change it further for the benefit of students. So it’s always a wise decision to keep an eye on what happening around with the subject you are going to learn. This year CBSE made little bit changes in CBSE Class XI Fine Arts Syllabus. Let us have a look at the updated NCERT CBSE Class 11 Fine Arts Syllabus for the academic year 2018-19.


    NCERT CBSE Class 11 Fine Arts Syllabus for the academic year 2018-19.


    Let us first have a brief idea about the Course Structure of the CBSE Class XI Fine Arts for the academic year 2018-19

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    SECTION – UNIT-WISE WEIGHT IN CBSE CLASS XI Fine Arts (Theory)

    • Marks=40 Marks
    • Time: 2 hours
    Units Periods Marks
    History of Indian Art
    1 Pre-Historic rock paintings and art of Indus Valley 12 10
    2 Buddhist, Jain and Hindu Art 24 15
    3 Temple Sculptures, Bronzes and Artistic aspects of Indo- Islamic architecture 36 15
     Total 72 40

    Unit 1: Pre-historic Rock Paintings and Art of Indus Valley ( 12 Periods)

    (2500 B.C. to 1500 B.C.)

    1. A. Pre-Historic Rock-Paintings Introduction

    1) Period and Location
    2) Study of following Pre-historic paintings:

    • A Roaring Animal, Bhimbethaka
    • Wizard’s Dance, Bhimbethaka

    B. Introduction

    (i) Period and Location.
    (ii) Extension: In about 1500 miles

    • Harappa & Mohenjo-Daro (Now in Pakistan)
    • Ropar, Lothal, Rangpur, Alamgirpur, Kali Bangan, Banawali and Dholavira (in India)

    2. Study of following: Sculptures and Terracottas

    • Dancing girl (Mohenjo-Daro) Bronze, 10.5 x 5 x 2.5 cm. Circa 2500 B.C. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi).
    • Male Torso (Harappa) Red lime Stone, 9.2 x 5.8 x 3 cms. Circa 2500 B.C. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi).
    • Mother Goddess (Mohenjo-Daro) terracotta, 22 x 8 x 5 cm. Circa 2500 B.C. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi).

    3. Study of the following Seal:

    • Bull (Mohenjo-Daro) Stone (Steatite), 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.4 cm. Circa 2500 B.C. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi). Decoration on earthenwares:
    • Painted earthen-ware (Jar) Mohenjo-Daro (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi).

    Unit 2: Buddhist, Jain and Hindu Art ( 24 Periods)

    (3rd century B.C. to 8th century A.D.)

    1) General Introduction to Art during Mauryan, Shunga, Kushana (Gandhara and Mathura styles) and Gupta period:

    2) Study of following Sculptures:

    • Lion Capital from Sarnath (Mauryan period) Polished sandstone, Circa 3rd Century B.C. (Collection: Sarnath Museum, U.P.)
    • Chauri Bearer from Didar Ganj (Yakshi) (Mauryan period) Polished sandstone Circa 3rd Century B.C. (Collection: Patna Museum, Bihar)
    • Bodhisattva head from Taxila (Kushan period-Gandhara style) Stone, 27.5 x 20 x 15c.m. Circa 2nd Century A.D. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi)
    • Seated Buddha from Katra Mound, Mathura-(Kushan Period-Mathura Style) Red-spotted Sand Stone, Circa 3rd Century AD. (Collection: Govt. The museum, Mathura)
    • Seated Buddha from Sarnath (Gupta period) Stone Circa 5th century AD (Collection: Sarnath Museum U.P.)
    • Jain Tirthankara (Gupta period) Stone Circa 5th Century A.D. (Collection: State Museum, Lucknow U.P.)

    3) Introduction to Ajanta

    Location, period, No. of caves, Chaitya and Vihara, paintings and sculptures, subject matter and technique etc.

    4) Study of Following Painting and Sculpture: 

    • Padmapani Bodhisattva (Ajanta Cave No. I, Maharashtra) Mural Painting Circa 5th Century A.D.
    • Mara Vijay (Ajanta Cave No. 26) Sculpture in stone. Circa 5th Century A.D.

    Unit 3: Temple Sculpture, Bronzes and artistic aspects of Indo-Islamic Architecture (36 Periods)

    A) Artistic aspects of Indian Temple sculpture (12 Periods )
    (6th Century A.D. to 13th Century A.D.)

    (1) Introduction to Temple Sculpture (6th Century A.D. to 13th Century A.D.)
    (2) Study of following Temple-Sculptures;

    • The descent of Ganga (Pallava period, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu), granite rock Circa 7th Century A.D.
    • Ravana shaking Mount Kailash (Rashtrakuta period, Ellora, Maharashtra) Stone 8th Century A.D.
    • Trimurti (Elephanta, Maharashtra) Stone Circa 9th Century A.D.
    • Lakshmi Narayana (Kandariya Mahadev Temple) (Chandela period, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh) Stone Circa 10th Century A.D.
    • Cymbal Player, Sun Temple (Ganga Dynasty, Konark, Orissa) Stone Circa 13th Century A.D.
    • Mother and Child (Vimal-Shah Temple, Solanki Dynasty, Dilwara, Mount Abu, Rajasthan) white marble. Circa 13th Century A.D.

    (B) Bronzes: ( 12 Periods)

    (1) Introduction to Indian Bronzes
    (2) Method of casting (solid and hollow)
    (3) Study of following South Indian Bronzes:

    • Nataraj (Chola period Thanjavur Distt., Tamil Nadu) 12th Century A.D. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi.)
    • Devi (Uma) Chola Period 11th Century A.D. (Collection: National Museum, New Delhi.)

    (C) Artistic aspects of the Indo-Islamic architecture ( 12 Periods)

    (1) Introduction
    (2) Study of following architectures:

    • Qutab Minar, Delhi
      Taj Mahal, Agra
      Gol Gumbad of Bijapur

    SECTION – UNIT-WISE WEIGHT IN CBSE CLASS 11 Fine Arts (Practical)

    • Marks=60 Marks
    • Time: 6 (3 + 3 hours)
    Units Periods Marks
    1 Nature and Object Study 50 20
    2 Painting Composition 50 20
    3 Portfolio Assessment 48 20
     Total 148 60

    Unit 1: Nature and Object Study (20 Marks 50 Periods)

    Study of two or three natural and geometric forms in pencil with light and shade from a fixed point of view. Natural forms like plants, vegetables, fruits, and flowers, etc., are to be used. Geometrical forms of objects like cubes, cones, prisms, cylinders, and spheres should be used.

    Unit 2: Painting Composition ( 20 Marks 50 Periods)

    • (i) Simple exercises of basic design in a variety of geometric and rhythmic shapes in geometrical and decorative designs and colours to understand designs as organized visual arrangements. (10 Marks 25 Periods)
    • Sketches from life and nature (10 Marks 25 Periods)

    Unit 3: Portfolio Assessment (20 Marks 48 Periods)

    • Record of the entire years’ performance from sketch to finished product.(10 Marks)
    • Five selected nature and object study exercises in any media done during the session including a minimum of two still life exercises.(05 Marks)
    • Two selected works of paintings done during the year (05 Marks)

    These selected works prepared during the course by the candidates and certified by the school authorities as the work done in the school will be placed before the examiners for assessment.
    Note:

    • The candidates should be given one hour-break after first three hours.
    • The timetable to be so framed as to allow the students to work continuously for a minimum of two periods at a stretch.
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