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Rasayana (chulen) History & Literature - Added

March 02, 2016 ·

A short article on Rasayana (chulen) History & Literature has been uploaded and linked to the Rasayana Main Page.

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Highlight: Himalayan Buddhist Art 101

April 22, 2015 ·

"Buddhist practice and Buddhist art have been inseparable in the Himalayas ever since Buddhism arrived to the region in the eighth century. But for the casual observer it can be difficult to make sense of the complex iconography. Not to worry? Himalayan art scholar Jeff Watt is here to help. In this "Himalayan Buddhist Art 101" series, Jeff is making sense of this rich artistic tradition by presenting a weekly image from the Himalayan Art Resources archives and explaining its role in the Buddhist tradition." (Tricycle Blog, Tricycle Magazine. April 5th, 2012. Search the Tricycle website for Himalayan Buddhist Art 101).

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Problems in Dating Nepalese Metal Sculpture: Three Images of Vishnu (corrected)

March 12, 2015 ·

Problems in Dating Nepalese Metal Sculpture: Three Images of Vishnu (corrected). "In the absence of many inscribed and dated Nepalese metal sculptures older than the late 15th century - the published corpus until very recently contained only six examples[1] - historians of Nepalese art have of necessity had to fall back on careful stylistic analysis as the only alternative open to them in their attempts to arrive at a reliable chronology of the development of Nepalese art." (Read more at www.asianart.com).

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An Early Tibetan Mandala of Ekallavira Achala

September 12, 2013 ·

An early Tibetan mandala of Ekallavira Achala in a private collection: An Art Historical Analysis by Pratapaditya Pal.

The history of portable Tibetan painting can now be confidently pushed back to the eleventh century. Buddhism was officially introduced to the country under the great ruler Song-tsen Gampo (r. 609-649) of the Yarlung dynasty and one can form a good idea of the architecture and sculpture of this early historical period; but significant evidence for Tibetan painting of any kind, cannot be traced back much earlier than the tenth century. (Read the full article).

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Tricycle Blog Posts - Subject List of Topics

February 21, 2013 ·

A page has been created on the HAR website to organize and list all of the HAR blog submissions to Tricycle Magazine in both chronological and subject order. A list of the posts can also be found by doing a search on the Tricycle website.

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Metal Sculptures of the Tibetan Imperial Period: By Yury Khokhlov

February 12, 2013 ·

"The fully developed production of metal sculptures during the Tibetan Imperial Period (600-842 AD) has been extensively documented by Tibetan historical sources [1]. However, only few Tibetan statues have been attributed to that time and stylistic features of Buddhist art at this stage remain debatable...."

The article follows on from a talk given at the Fifth International Conference on Tibetan Archeology & Arts, Beijing (2012.10.22-10.24). [See asianart.com].

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The Black Hat Eccentric. Review by Ulrich von Shroeder

February 12, 2013 ·

This is a review article by Ulrich von Schroeder reviewing several chapters in the recently published catalogue The Black Hat Eccentric: Artistic Visions of the Tenth Karmapa: the review primarily focuses on Chapter 8 of the volume,The Sculpture of Chöying Dorje, Tenth Karmapa, by Ian Alsop. Because this subject is of some interest to many scholars Asianart.com is also hosting a forum on this subject, Sculpture of the 10th Karmapa. [See asianart.com].

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The Sculpture of Choying Dorje, Tenth Karmapa: by Ian Alsop

February 12, 2013 ·

This article was originally published as Chapter 8 of the catalogue published by the Rubin Museum: Karl Debreczeny, (with contributions by Ian A. Alsop, David P. Jackson and Irmgard Mengele) The Black Hat Eccentric : Artistic Visions of the Tenth Karmapa, 2012, Rubin Museum of Art, NY. This online version is the same as that found in the printed version with the exception of a few minor corrections to the text and a few additions to footnotes, as well as addition of detail images. Any updated versions of this article will be clearly so described, and this original version will remain on these pages as is for the record. [See asianart.com].

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The Arts of Tibetan Painting (PIATS 2010)

September 22, 2012 ·

The Arts of Tibetan Painting: Recent Research on Manuscripts, Murals and Thangkas of Tibet, the Himalayas and Mongolia (11th-19th century). Edited by Amy Heller.

This collection of articles is a hallmark in publication as Asianart.com's first venture in online publication of a complete volume, comprising 13 articles which stem from the 12th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (Vancouver 2010). This volume of recent major discoveries and analyses by distinguished scholars of Tibetan and Mongolian art, history, and language is presented in a format accessible to non-specialist readers as well as specialists, copiously illustrated with detail enlargements. [The introduction above is taken from the Asianart website]. (See Table of Contents).

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Tibetan Traditional Art & Contemporary Painting

June 30, 2012 ·

Tibetan Traditional Art & Contemporary Painting by Sherab Gyaltsen of Lhasa explores traditional Tibetan themes in painting and the possibilities of expressing and relating to them in his own painting style within a contemporary art context. "When a work of art or any phenomena touches my soul, no matter whether beautiful or ugly, I believe this impression to be art. Naturally, my art is seeking to always express my internal spirit world; the wide and generous Buddhist world is my artistic resource." (Asian Art, www.asianart.com).

 

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