KAimal 3 1/28:
Hutton and brown section 2:
Devadatta-buddhas foil. Ungrateful.
Jatakas- tales about buddhas life
The great ape jatakasA fruit escaped the tree and reached the king an he craved more. he planned to kill the
Kaimals article on shive nataraja:
Why does this scultupre have so much praise? Coomaraswamys essay since 20th c has
been unchallenged. 1. Questions wther nayone can fully recover these objects original
meanings (because evidence from medieval sourth Indi
Buddha gets a body by the kushan period. Looks like yakshas (arms look like greeting,
fabrics hang same way, fleshyness on belly, blocky, round features. Filled with voume,
energy. Posture stance. Proud. Thin cloth, penetrating gaze, deeply carved
Dehjyad 183-204 notes:
Cave at mandagapattu-s. India tamail country. Inscription there saying
that a home (3 shrines) for Vishnu, shiva and brahma was there using stone=rare in south.
By king mahendra(in the imperial pallavas founded by simhavarman, 550.
Dehejia pg 101-133?
CAVE MONESTERIES AND CAVE TEMPLES:
200bc- rock ctting started, Buddhist did it in 11 bc and hindus 600 yrs later.
Why caves? aesythics and Buddha did it there. Durale
Barabr-first caves in India
-Granite structures that you ca
Continue from last class:
Chaitya halls and stupas:
Image of first serman from gupta period- -from area of sarnar?=important sculptre
period. Same creamy sandstone through gupta period. Halo behind head.
Organized geomoetric. Coheance of vegetation=visual
INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION (2500-1700BCE)
Plan of mohenjo-daro ca. 2500-1700 BCE
-Indus region maps -background on Indus (no surviving arch for 1500 yrs after.
So prob used wood or clay. Trade/agriculture surplus. Flooding rebuilt 7 times.
prob ended from
Professor Kaimal 1/19
Davis defines Alpers museum effect as the attitude where a person
[understands] the examples of great Indian sculpture assembled there to be, in the
modern Western scheme of things, art objects, and so they recognized that the images
What kind of a king does Ashoka seem to be, based on the character of his edicts?
Ashoka seems to be a very passionate and determined king judging by his extreme will to
reform. He seems intelligent because he understands the power of communication or how
I think it is difficult to date the figures based on the content alone, so before looking at
the images. The Indians seemed to embrace their pasts and try to connect everything
together as time went on instead of rejecting earlier traditions; weve seen th