Cincinnati Art Museum Yakshi

Cincinnati Art Museum Yakshi - 1 Art 185 Dr Wicks Yakshi...

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Art 185 Dr. Wicks Yakshi Torso Museum Visit and Analysis of a Work of Art When we first started learning about Yakshi, I was very interested to see how similar the cultural values were to today’s. Our culture puts a great emphasis on the woman and her figure. In every kind of different media we see headlines that consist of someone being to heavy or another woman being too thin. This leads us to wonder what exactly is acceptable and what is not. Yakshi was the perfect female figure in Indian culture and the Buddhism religion. She was portrayed with large, flowing hips which were ideal for childbearing (fertility) and had a very feminine, curvy figure which was also a desirable trait for women. My initial reaction to this piece of work was amazement. Even though it was just the torso of a Yakshi, I was shocked at how large it was. This allowed me to wonder what the actual size would be if the head, legs, and arms were complete. I was somewhat disappointed as well though. Because the Yakshi piece was fragmented, I felt that
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course ART 185 taught by Professor Wicks during the Fall '09 term at Miami University.

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