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.



Katherine E Kasdorf

Katherine E Kasdorf is Associate Curator of Arts of Asia and the Islamic World at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). She received her PhD in South Asian art history from Colum... Read More


Flint Institute of Arts (FIA), Michigan