14 mai 2012

"Visions of Enlightenment" @ the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology

Buddha, Gandhara, 4th-5th century. Grey schist. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Horton. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 2009.004.001 VANCOUVER.- As Buddhism spread across Asia, symbols and sacred images developed to represent the Buddha and support his teachings. These images offer the devotee and viewer both consistency in the forms of Buddhist art, and a vast array of subtle and obvious differences. The latter illuminate the variety of rituals, religious texts, and beliefs generated over time, culture, and geography. They offer a... [Lire la suite]