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Unformatted text preview: 12.8 Western Pure Land . mural, Dunhuang Cave 217, 8 th century, Tang dynasty, China Incorporates many different viewpoints Used multiple perspective because they thought it was the best way to display nature Function: conventional way to paint cave walls o Visual device when meditating There is a lot going on in this pic 3 distinctive areas of narrative Central Buddha figure in the Tang international style Under the tang the Chinese created a great world empire extending to the Caspian sea to the pacific Saw the rise of cosmopolitanism Tang Buddhist style comes from the gupta period, the six dynasties and the sui period and and central asia and the middle east...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course AHIS 125g taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '06 term at USC.
- Fall '06