Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Abstraction

Appropriation, Conflation & Abstraction

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- Abstraction & Himalayan Art
- Appropriation, Conflation & Abstraction

If you don’t know abstractions,
Then you don’t know meanings & definitions

Common Examples:
- Believing all peaceful figures are bodhisattvas
- Believing all wrathful figures are protectors
- Believing all flat art is a 'tangkha'
- Believing everything in a painting has symbolic meaning

Jeff Watt 1-2023

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).