Intro to Buddhist Art

What are some of the hallmarks of Buddhist art, and how has it developed over the years? These are big questions that we will only begin to tackle in this video. We’ll look at Buddhist art with an emphasis on its origins, and finally ask the question whether anything really qualifies as Buddhist art at all!

One reference: John C. Huntington. “The Origin of the Buddha Image: Early Image Traditions and the Concept of Buddhadarsanapunya,” in Studies in Buddhist Art of South Asia, ed. A. K. Narain (New Delhi: Kanak, 1985), 27.

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