As a former Classicist (i.e. a student of Greco-Roman culture and languages), I have a certain fondness for the Gandharan style.
What many people perhaps don't know is that without Gandharan Buddhism, scholarship indicates the Mahayana would likely not have survived and thrived.
"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, it happens that a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme དྲིན་ཆེན་རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་རཱ་ག་ཨ་སྱ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།