9/26/12 Art History Research Assignment: Annotations
Surana, Singh-Bischofberger, and Wendy, Stockstill Buddhism and Buddhist Iconography Survey of Asian Art History pg.13
Buddha was born around 563 BCE there was a prophecy that was told he would be a world conqueror and a great religious leader. Instead he left his wife and family to teach about meditation and peace to everyone. The new religion developed and changed over time as the Buddha’s teaching spread from India throughout Asia. The earliest first century CE depictions of the Buddha in human from show him as a robed monk. Representations’ of the Buddha also feature a repertory of mudras, or hand gestures, conveying fixed meanings. No single text provides the complete or authoritative narrative of the Buddha’s life and death. “Himalayan Region, 1600-1800A.D. “In Heilbrum Timeline of Art History. New York
The Title of the Dalai Lama is first bestowed on Sonam Gyatso by the Mongolian Prince Altan Khan. The fifth Dalai Lama in 1642 Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso disputed ruler of Tibet. He is a great scholar and an able administrator, therefore earning the name “the Great Fifth”. Dozen years his death has remain a secret hidden from the Chinese Qing emperor Kangxi by the regent Sangye Gyasto. After years of unrest the Chinese emperor finally revates the seventh Dalai Lama and proclaims Tibet A Chinese Protectorate. Grove art Online Tashilhunpo “The Monasteries of Tibet”
Tashilhunpo is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelugpa of Tibetan Buddhism. It was founded in AD 1447 by Gendun Drup who is the first Dalia Lama. Chokyi Gyeltsenwas classified as the forth because he...