Traditional Hindu Art
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This paper discusses the Alsdorf collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, which includes sculpture, jewelry, paintings and architectural elements from India, Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Java influenced by Hinduism. The author points out the difficulty of generalizing about Hindu influenced art because of the diversity of Hinduism. The paper relates that the region's art has been influenced by gods and goddesses, such as Shiva, Ganesa and Brahma, for thousands of years. Illustrations.
From the Paper:"In other words, the views of Hinduism hold many opposing theories that describe aspects of an eternal truth. For example, one underlying focus is that a desire for liberation from earthly evils is and should be a life ambition. These notions and concepts can be clearly witnessed in the region's art as Hinduism plays a major role in what is and was accepted as precious. The Hindu influence had a strong influence on the regions' architecture and the continuous to be a great part of the regions art. For example, Indian art is often depicted with the subjects of art, whether it is in jewelry, statues or paintings, all having various alterations made to the eyes. "
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