With the evolution and movement of Buddhism came Buddhist art which varied from time to time and culture to culture. Today, the collections of art forms and continued creations are astoundingly individual. This type of art, used to depict the Buddha and religious practices, began in the 6th to 5th centuries B.C. on the Indian subcontinent. As Buddhism spread across Asia and the world, so did the art. In India specifically, however, Buddhist art directly influenced the popular Hindu art, which has since taken prominence in the country.