Sculptural Abundance and Visual Prestige: Hoysala Temples in Karnataka, India
This lecture was part of the Kommareddi Family Lecture Series at the FIA
This lecture explores the visual intricacies of Hoysala temples in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Built primarily during the 12th and 13th centuries, when the Hoysala dynasty flourished in the region, these temples encompass a remarkable variety of innovative architectural and sculptural forms. In addition to serving the Hindu and Jain communities for whom they were built, these extraordinary buildings brought prestige to their cities and towns.