ART HISTORY FOR 2ND TEST

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Unformatted text preview: Chapters6 Lion Capital of Ashoka 250 B.C.E. The Art of India Pg. 170 Shakra or wheel to represent budhist tradition (located in the middle of the column) budha becomes source and foundation of Indian culture at this point. Great Stupa, Sanchi Third century B.C.E. - first century C.E. The Art of India Pg. 172 Mound represents four corners of universe, the center on top are a series of what look like umbrella structures and represents the tree symbolically under which the budha had sat to gain enlightenment. The tree represents the law itself and the followers of the budha. All symbolic. Series of gates surrounding which are highly decorated. Mound is very large, you are to enter inside and make your way around clockwise mediating, stories about the budha would be told along the walls, torana contains scenes of the budha in symbolic fashion, sometimes appears in animal form—elephant, yakshi figure—looks extremely naturalistic and vomuptious, represents the fertility of the earth and all the plants and animal forms that the broman has created. Figure represents fertility and is kicking her heel back to kick the tree which than explodes with fruit. Both in hindu and budhist tradition idea of completeness is very important. To lose ones self in the arms of your beloved is to in fact join the broman Yakshi Figure, Sanchi mid-first century B.C.E. – first century C.E. The Art of India Pg. 173 Seated Budha, Gupta Period Second half of fifth century The Art of India Pg.176 Traditional representation of budha, wheel beneath and followers below his chair, mudra- hand gesture which is a welcoming gesture. Sets up reflections of the one barman spirit. Barman is the major god. Vishnoo is the preserver of life, he is lying in the reflief sculpture and giving birth in a vine like form coming from his side and is bringing forth other gods as well, sheba is another god who is riding on his bull, vishnoo has athatars which is a concept which shows him in various forms, different reflections of his spirit taking various forms, sometimes can take forms of animals, bulls serpants…or sometimes human form, as he gives birth to all of the different gods he is in pain, sheba represented multitasking because lord of the universe and lord of the dance…is a powerful one, who destroys yet brings into being all at once, for example first atomic explosion and said sheba has come to earth, he destroys all of creating so that he can create new Sheba-destroyer...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course ART 1400 taught by Professor Scillia,ch during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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ART HISTORY FOR 2ND TEST - Chapters6 Lion Capital of Ashoka...

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