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Buddhist Art

This day is dedicated to Buddhist Art. After a short introduction to Buddhist religious Art in general, this course will explain structure in Tibetan painting.

Beginning as a problem of how correctly to construct a thangka, Dr. Jackson will address such related themes as iconographic hiearchies, conventions of temporal sequence, and practical implications for establishing a reliable dating. Though mainly considered as problems of art history, these points have economic consequences for the art world.

 

David P. Jackson

Formerly Professor of Tibetan Studies at the University of Hamburg, Dr. Jackson is now curator for Tibetan art at the Rubin Museum, New York.

His books include A Saint in Seattle (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003); A History of Tibetan Painting  (Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1996); and Enlightenment by a Single Means (Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1994).
Apart from his wide grounding in Tibetan Studies, he is expert in the history of Tibetan painting.

 

 

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This day is dedicated to Buddhist Art.