Indian Buddhism and Chinese Art
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This essay discusses the way in which Buddhism, whose origins are from India, influenced Chinese art. The essay discusses specific artists who employed Buddhist themes in their work, The writer also looks at exhibitions and architecture that reflect the tradition of using Indian Buddhism as either the subject of the work or that use Indian Buddhism to symbolically give a message to the viewer.
From the Paper:"Indian Buddhism was founded in India in 525 BC. Its creator Siddhartha Gautama--or Buddha--taught his followers four noble truths: "existence is suffering (dukha); suffering has a cause, namely craving and attachment (trishna); there is a cessation of suffering, which is nirvana; and there is a path to the cessation of suffering, the `eightfold path' of right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration"."
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