Tibetan Buddhist Art
Please register via HARC 0321A
In this course we will explore the fascinating imagery of Tibetan Buddhist art, with special attention paid to the rich visual language of tangkas—devotional paintings on cloth of Buddhas, Buddhist deities, spiritual teachers (lamas), and cosmic diagrams (mandalas)— which were used as aids for visualization and meditation. Topics will include the history of Tibet, the growth of Tibetan Buddhist sects, and the development of distinctive stylistic and iconographic characteristics as seen in tangkas, religious sculpture, ritual implements, and monastic architecture. This course will be offered in conjunction with a visiting exhibition of Tibetan tangkas at the Middlebury College Art Museum. 3 hrs. sem./3 hrs. screening.
- Fall 2014
- Mahaney Center for the Arts 209(MCA 209)
- 3:00pm-4:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday at MCA 209 (Sep 8, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014)
7:30pm-10:25pm on Monday at MCA 126 (Sep 8, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014)
- Cynthia Packert
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- AAL ART HIS
- Cross-Listed As:
- HARC0321A-F14 *
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