Lord Buddha has not only given to the world the immortal message of non-violence and truth, but the great preacher in the subcontinent has left an undying legacy of innovation and absorption to Indian art and culture. Lord Buddha and his life constitute a subject of immortal art and painting as well as architecture in the annals of Indian Civilisation. Life of this great saint has become a pivotal part of Buddhist painting, evolved even during his life. Subsequently, his followers created some of the masterpieces of the great son of the soil. His life and teachings are the focal points of a specific genre of art style that evolved over a period of time as Buddhist Art. Buddhist art evolved under the Great Kushanas during the first century AD in Mathura and Gandhara. A realistic idealism, combining realistic human features, attitudes and attributes with a sense of perfection and serenity was the theme point of this art genre. The Buddha came to be identified both as man and God and it laid the foundation for an iconographic canon for subsequent Buddhist art. During the Golden Age of the Guptas, Buddhist art took more concrete form with lot of refinement. Subsequently, Buddhism traveled to other Asian countries and along with the religion its art form also spread its wings to these countries. The refinement and serenity of Buddhist paintings touch the right chord of our heart. They bring alive the greatness and elegance of a preacher who gave the world the message of love and non-violence. Buddhist paintings are the repository of a rich tradition of non-violence and high thinking evolved by Buddha and his followers.