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Michael Carrithers Buddhist Art Buddhist art includes sculptures, paintings and other art forms that represent the stories and concepts of Buddhism.
The earliest Buddhist art, which originated in India, was mostly symbolic and avoided figurative depictions of the Buddha. Later, as Buddhism developed and spread to a variety of cultures, its religous art came to represent the Buddha, boddhisatvas, and gods in rich figurative imagery.
Ritual art, such as the intricate mandalas used in meditation, is also an important aspect of Buddhist art. Aniconic Phase of Buddhist Art 5th-1st century BCE The first clear manifestations of Buddhist art date back to the time of the emperor Ashoka during the Mauryan era BCEthrough the building of numerous stupas, such as the one at Sanchi, and the erection of pillars.
The pillars were surmounted by animal capitals and decorated with Buddhist symbols. Although Buddhism was born in India, a culture with rich religious iconography, early Buddhist art avoided figurative representations of the Buddha almost entirely.
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Instead he and his teachings were represented by symbols, including: The Bodhi tree, the tree where the Buddha reached enlightenment.
It has some antecedent in fertility cults and representations of the tree of life.
The Buddha footprint skt. The Lions, symbol of his royalty. The Columns surmounted by a wheel, symbol of his teaching. The Lotus, symbol of pure, unspoiled Buddha Nature, for its beautiful blooming and the impossibility for water to adhere to it, leaving it spotless.
This reluctance towards anthropomorphic representations of the Buddha, and the sophisticated development of aniconic symbols to avoid it even in narrative scene where other human figures would appearseems to be connected to one of the Buddha's sayings, reported in the Dighanikaya, that disfavored representations of himself after the extinction of his body.
This tendency remained as late as the 2nd century CE in the Southern parts of India, in the art of the Amaravati school see: Mara's assault on the Buddha. It has been argued that earlier anthropomorphic representations of the Buddha may have been made of wood and may have perished since then.
However no related archeological evidence has been found. The art of Gandhara benefited from centuries of interaction with Greek culture since the conquests of Alexander the Great in BCE and the subsequent establishment of the Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Kingdoms, leading to the development of Greco-Buddhist art.
Artistically, the Gandharan school of sculpture is said to have contributed wavy hair, drapery covering both shoulders, shoes and sandals, acanthus leaf decorations, etc.
The art of Mathura tends to be based on a strong Indian tradition, such the anthropomorphic representation of divinities such as the Yaksas, although in a style rather archaic compared to the later representations of the Buddha.ex. Art, and literature become more realistic, emphasis on self, created for entertainment rather than solely dealing with religious theme Individualism -tied to secularism and humanism, especially in .
Religious symbolism and iconography: Religious symbolism and iconography, respectively, the basic and often complex artistic forms and gestures used as a kind of key to convey religious concepts and the visual, auditory, and kinetic representations of religious ideas and events.
Symbolism and iconography have been utilized by all the. Unfortunately, Michelangelo’s masterpiece and one of the most famous works of both High Renaissance and religious art suffered from candle smoke damage, going back for centuries, which caused the fresco to darken and assume a gloomy shadow.
Religious symbolism and iconography, respectively, the basic and often complex artistic forms and gestures used as a kind of key to convey religious concepts and the visual, auditory, and kinetic representations of religious ideas and events. Christian art is sacred art which uses themes and imagery from Christianity.
Most Christian groups use or have used art to some extent, although some have had strong objections to some forms of religious image, and there have been major periods of iconoclasm within Christianity. Religious art is any work whose theme supports the moral message of the religion it purports to illustrate.
In this context, religion means any set of human beliefs relating to that which they regard as sacred, holy, spiritual or divine - .