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Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst
Vredeveld Aziatische Kunst

The largest collection of original antique Buddha statues.

Own import from Burma

13 October

Early Development of Buddhists Art in China

By Devik Balami at

early Chinese Buddhist arts

Buddhism was spread in China around the 1st century CE. Along with the teachings of Buddha, Buddhist art form of India were also accepted in many parts of China. These art forms were later fused with strong Chinese traits to form localized Buddhist art.

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22 August

Buddhist art during aniconic and iconic period

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greco buddhist art

When Siddhartha Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment, he first taught his knowledge to his five disciples. Later along with other disciples, he wandered places and spread the knowledge and true meaning of life to different peoples.

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19 August

Buddhist arts in Indonesia

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Buddhist arts in Indonesia

Indonesia, as other Southeast Asian countries, was also strongly influenced by Indian art and culture from the 1st century. At that period, both Hinduism and Buddhism spread in Indonesia but the first to enter Indonesia was Hinduism and later Buddhism spread in the country

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18 August

Historical development of Buddhist art in Cambodia

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Historical development of Buddhist art in Cambodia

In the earlier period, Mahayana Buddhism spread here along with the Hindu influences during the period of Funan dynasty. Later, in the 13th century the second stream of Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism entered here during the Angkor Empire. In between this two religion, Cambodia was ruled by series of Hindu kings with occasional Buddhist kings- Jayavarman I of Funan, Jayavarman VII, and Suryavarman I.

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16 August

Buddhist arts in Myanmar

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burma myanmar

it has already been mentioned that how Buddhism was spread in the south Asian countries and also how they slowly localized the Buddhist arts. The spread of Buddhism to other nation is mainly due to the efforts of Ashoka, the Great and also ancient silk trade route. With the help of trade route, Indian influences dominated most of the south Asian countries.

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15 August

Buddhist arts in Sri Lanka

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buddha face

During 1st-8th century, south Asian countries developed their own verse of Buddhist arts which had a foundation in the Indian Gupta style. These type of antique Buddhist arts can still be found throughout the area.

During the period of the 8th and 9th century, the special type of Buddhist art, Sailendran Buddhist art, was developed in Medang Mataram Kingdom of Central Java, Indonesia. In this period lots of Buddhist arts were built and therefore it was marked as the renaissance of Buddhist art in Java. Some of the arts were Kalasan, Manjusrigrha, Mendut and Borobudur stone mandala.

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10 July

Mandala in Buddhism: An Introduction

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Mandala in Buddhism

A Mandala literally means circle and has its own meaning in Hinduism and Buddhism. This usually represents the universe. In the present context, the word mandala is used as a term for any diagrams that represent cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the universe.

We can see mandala in monasteries, included in Thangka paintings and most of all it is highly demanded due to in symbolic representation of different Buddhists Sutras. Therefore, mandala is also regarded as Buddhist art even though it is equally important in other religions.

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04 July

Thangka Painting: a Buddhist Art

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thangka painting

Thangka painting is a Tibetan Buddhist art made on a cotton. This painting usually depict a Buddhist deity, mandala or any scene. Silk is added at the side of the painting in order to look nice and to preserve as well

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