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    The most fascinating thing about art is the difference and diversity between works of art. The drastic uniqueness of arts between periods is something that is interesting to look at because one gets to see how much changes can be made due to cultural influences and time. After visiting the Met and seeing the works of art in person, I have chosen the Statute of Dionysus Leaning On A Female Figure and the Standing Buddha Offering Protection to explore in depth. The Standing Buddha Offering Protection is an Indian sculpture made during the late 5th century. It is only 85.5cm tall and it is constructed out of red sandstone. The Statue of Dionysus Leaning On A Female Figure, otherwise known, as the Hope Dionysus is a Roman sculpture made around…

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    Korea Cultural Influence

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    Significant Major Influences through Art Over the years, art has been a factor of cultural influence through trade routes and systems between cities. Many artifacts have been traded, gifted and found in countries that relate to similar works in another. In Ancient China, the first of Buddhists receptacles have dated back to the late fourth century, and in about three centuries later, the same relics have been found in Korea. These receptacles are Buddhist Reliquaries, or more specifically…

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    Museum Fieldwork Paper

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    Museum Fieldwork Paper The Guimet Museum is a museum of Asian art located in Paris, France, it has one of the largest collections of Asian art outside Asia. This paper will talk about the difference and similarities between two Buddhist art pieces, “Standing Buddha” and “Standing Bodhisattva”. “Standing Bodhisattva” (AO 29007) is a sculpture from Pakistan, Kushan period (1st-3rd century). It is one of the Gandhara Buddhist art. Gandhara style Buddhist art was influenced by Greek style to a…

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    Buddhist Iconography

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    Final Research Paper: Buddhist Iconography Throughout the years Buddhist iconography has been apparent in many cultures and societies. Over time it has changed and morphed in each location to conform their certain ideology. Each culture looks toward different bodhisattva and have various elements in their iconography that they believe, represent the Buddha his teachings. This essay will explore the beginning of Buddhist iconography, Buddhist symbols and their meanings, how the different…

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    Why Did Buddhism Spread

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    Buddhism began in India and spread rapidly throughout South Asia, and was eventually able to begin spreading beyond South Asia. Over time, South Asians absorbed many thoughts as well as traditions of outside influences which they applied to their religion, Buddhism and this allowed Buddhism to further develop, more so than ever before. Buddhists mainly stressed the sufferings involved in life and a desire to end these sufferings and to eventually achieve nirvana, which was a state of…

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    Buddhist Research Paper

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    Tibet’s Buddhist art has developed into in to its own distinct style because of the initial influences and interactions with other countries and regions like Nepal, China and Central Asia. Between these different exchanges of thought and techniques Tibet has established its own form of Buddhist art that is separate from other forms of Buddhist art. From the early development of Tibetan Buddhist art to contemporary art, the Tibetans have managed to maintain their unique style. This paper will…

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    Kofun Social Structure

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    The social and political structure of an era greatly influences the arts and cultural products of the time. The relationship a government has with the governed, its interactions with neighboring states and people, as well as the social and economic values of the time, shapes and molds the way the people in that area artistically express themselves. This holds true for the artistic products of ancient Japan, specifically from the Kofun period to the end of the Muromachi period, spanning from…

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    out of wood in the 11th or early 12th century CE . It is thought to be a representation of Hyeja, a Korean monk revered as one of the first leaders of Buddhism in Japan . In Japan, eventually it came to be a common belief that powerful Buddhist figures where actually traditional Shinto deities in disguise . The figure in the artwork is missing both of his forearms and hands, as well as the tips of his feet. Over time, most of the pigment once covering Shinto Deity in the Guise of Monk Hyeja has…

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    On Sunday, October 9, I visited Dawn Mountain, a Buddhist temple. I chose to go to Dawn Mountain because I have always been interested in Buddhism while studying World History. While I was driving to Dawn Mountain, I was expecting a traditional Buddhist temple that portrays ancient Chinese and Indian architecture styles. In my mind, I thought Dawn Mountain would have monks wearing orange and red robes. I did not expect to have a different perspective on Buddhism after my visit, I thought it…

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    The Great Stupa Essay

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    majority, of past artistic works, do not fit in to our current western ideals and expectations for art. Artistic works throughout history have given glimpses into the vastly different cultures and lives of different people. Pieces of religious significance are widely abundant in historical works of art, whether they be architectural places of worship or depictions of the various religious figures and symbols through sculptures, paintings, and many other forms. Historic artistic works also show…

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