ANS 372 • Buddhist Art-W
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
This course will consider the development of Buddhist art through Asia. A major focus, however, will be upon the early traditions that emerged in India, including the development of pilgrimage sites associated with the Buddha's life such as Bodhgaya and Samath. The changes in Indian Buddhist art and how this shaped the devotion of later Buddhist practitioners as well as the ways in which these artistic traditions were then transformed as the religion spread to other parts of Asia will also be examined. Sites outside of India to be studied include Borobudur in Indonesia, Yungang, and Tunhuang in China, Kyoto in Japan and Lhasa in Tibet.
Attendance/class participation 20% 2-take home quizzes 30% ea. Paper 50%