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ARTH 081
Introduction to Asian Art: India, Nepal, and Tibet
Fall

Early Indian art celebrates Buddhism and Hinduism. The Buddhist stupas at Sanchi and the cave temples at Ajanta are studied, and the complex Buddhist theology that comprises the Nepalese and Tibetan Buddhist world culminates in the making of mandalas. The development of temple architecture and sculpture made for the Hindu gods at Elephanta, Ellora, and Mamallapuram, and the mediaeval temples at Khajurao and Orissa are studied. Hindu theology and the development of Buddhism and Jainism is studied in order to understand the meaning and purpose of early Indian art.

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3

Instructor(s):
Mary-Ann Milford/ Staff

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Historical Perspectives, Multicultural Perspectives, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Create, Innovate & Experiment, Critical Analysis, International Perspectives

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Last Updated: 6/23/17