Buddhist sculpture

Curator's Corner

Gem of the Month: Guanyin

Monday, January 25, 2021 | Karl Cole

Seated in the “position of royal ease” (rajalilasana in Hindu), this portrayal of the bodhisattva Guanyin mirrors hundreds of other versions of the subject in Chinese art. The pose was inf ...

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Rethinking Romanticism Part 2

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | Karl Cole

This week’s Rethinking Romanticism series continues with romanticism in Japanese art. The Kamakura period (1185–1333) was a particularly turbulent, civil-war-ravaged era in Japan. It is th ...

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Greco-Roman Influence in Buddhist Art

Friday, September 12, 2008 | Karl Cole

The influence of Greco-Roman art is still present in Western art. What examples of Greco-Roman influence can you think of in the art of other parts of the world? And why do you think the influence is ...

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