Creatures of Culture
The Animal World in Art

Creatures of Culture

Discover MAP Themes
Age: 10+

Our interest in the animal world is as old as time. Even before we learnt how to farm or build houses, we were drawing animals in our cave walls, spinning magical stories around them and venerating them in our shrines. With time, the animal world was to only grow more integral to our everyday lives, our collective imagination and our visual vocabulary.

From realistic depictions to decorative motifs, learn about the range of depictions in Indian art of animals and birds; create your own animal-inspired designs, animal characters and more! 

This Discover MAP pack includes: 

  • A guided exploration of the representations of animals across time and mediums, from caves to contemporary painting
  • MAP Activity Sheet – Designing with animals
  • MAP Stories with Art – Create you own animal characters and get creative with telling their stories

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