INDIAN HINDU ART

200 - Lakshmana Temple, side view
200 - Lakshmana Temple, side view
200 - Lakshmana Temple, relief detail
200 - Lakshmana Temple, relief detail
200 - Lakshmana Temple, lion detail 2
200 - Lakshmana Temple, lion detail 2
200 - Lakshmana Temple plan
200 - Lakshmana Temple plan
202 - Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja)
202 - Shiva as Lord of Dance (Nataraja)
199 - Angkor, the temple of Angkor Wat
199 - Angkor, the temple of Angkor Wat
199 - Angkor, south gate of Angkor Thom, Cambodia
199 - Angkor, south gate of Angkor Thom, Cambodia
199 - Angkor, the temple of Angkor Wat, and the city of Angkor Thom, Cambodia, Churning
199 - Angkor, the temple of Angkor Wat, and the city of Angkor Thom, Cambodia, Churning
199 - Angkor, the temple of Angkor Wat, and the city of Angkor Thom, Cambodia, Jayavarman VII as Bud
199 - Angkor, the temple of Angkor Wat, and the city of Angkor Thom, Cambodia, Jayavarman VII as Bud

CONTENT: What do you see?

FORM: The details (what you see more exactly). How the artist delivers the content.

CONTEXT: Everything NOT observable.

FUNCTION: The intended purpose of the work.

Assignments:

READINGS: 

 

UNIT Sheet: below

 

SNAPSHOT Sheet:

Buddhist/Hindu
Unit Sheet
Hindu Concept + Context Sheet

India:

200. Lakshmana Temple

     - relief detail, lion detail

     - temple plan

202. Shiva as Lord of Dance  

Cambodia:

199. Angkor, the temple of Angkor Wat

     - the city of Angkor Thom

     - stone masonry

     - south gate of Angkor Thom

     - temple plan

* Churning of the Ocean Milk Relief

* Jayavarman VII as Buddha

APAH 250 Images:

KEY IDEAS​

Hindu Philosophies

  • Many different sects of Hinduism

  • Belief in the infinite variety of the divine: nature, gods, humans

  • Orthodox Hindus accept the Vedic (ancient Sanskrit)  texts as divine (sacred scriptures)

  • Vedic texts assign Brahmins (a caste of ritual specialists)

  • Enlightenment, or reaching Nirvana, ends the cycle, through good deeds and living a devotional life to charities, religious fervor, and love of all.

Major Hindu gods

  • Shiva, principal deity, dances to the destruction and rebirth of the world.

  • Brahma, creator god

  • Vishnu, preserver god

  • Laksmi and Parvati, peaceful consorts