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Monumentality in Early Buddhist Art

20 - 25 Jul '17 6.30 pm

Image: Avukana Buddha, near Kekirawa in North Central Sri Lanka.

This lecture series will explore early Buddhist art from South Asia from a new vantage point: the focus will be placed on monuments and monumentality. Agency and patronage, materiality and workmanship, placement and size, meaning and collective memory all contribute to highlight the nature of monumentality in art across different cultural experiences. This lecture series will present a variety of case studies spanning from Ashokan pillars to stupas, to colossal Buddha
and huge Sri Lankan monasteries and images, in an effort to map the defining aspects of Buddhist monumentality.

Jul 20: Buddhist Art and Monumentality: A New Approach
Jul 21: Buddhist art, Cultural Identity and Memory: The Stupa
Jul 22: Monumentality and Landscape: The Buddhist caves in Western Deccan
Jul 24: Monumentality and Size: The Colossal Images of the Buddha from the Northwest of the Indian
Subcontinent to Sri Lanka.
Jul 25: Monastic Monumentality: The Buddhist Mahaviharas

Registrations open at the Jnanapravaha Mumbai office. For more information, please email us at info@jp-india.org


Pia Brancaccio

Pia Brancaccio teaches at the Department of Art and Art History, Drexel University, Philadelphia. Her research focuses on Buddhist art from South Asia, where she has traveled extensively. She has also done significant work on topics dealing with art and multiculturalism in the ancient world. Her publications include The Buddhist Caves at Aurangabad: Transformation in Art and Religion, and Gandharan Buddhism: Archaeology, Art and Text (as co-editor).


Registration Fees: Rs. 4000/-



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Tel: +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975.
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Email: to.jnanapravaha@gmail.com,

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