network of strings to suggest drapery folds as at Mathura or are transparent

Network of strings to suggest drapery folds as at

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network of strings to suggest drapery folds (as at Mathura) or are transparent sheaths (as at Sarnath). With their downward glance and spiritual aura, Gupta Buddhas became the model for future generations of artists, whether in post-Gupta and Pala India or in Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia. What is the style - Gandhara, Mathura or Gupta? The frist picture is Gupta, second one is Mathura and the last one is Gandhara. In two-three sentences, explain what stylistic elements you're seeing for each one that has led you to select the particular style. It's okay if you don't get everything exactly right, but I do want to see that you're spending time thinking about what you've learned about these different styles. You don't need to do any additional research, you should be able to determine the styles based on this short reading and we'll work through more examples in class together. I recognize the by the feature of sculptures: G: Spiritual Buddha represents calmness; Bearded, has moustache; wears less ornament; wavy hair, large forehead and ears; seated in Yogi position and protruberance on his head implying knowlegde.
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M: Delighted Buddha, face reflecting grace; head and face shaven; muscular and energetic body; Dress is tight; seated in Padmasana with Abhaya Mudra in Right hand and left on thigh; protruberance on head.
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  • Fall '16
  • ron tanzi
  • Buddhism, Gandhara

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