SOAS University of London (Royaume-Uni)
Directeur d'études invité de l'EPHE à l'initiative de Charles Ramble
donne quatre conférences sur le thème :
Critical Themes in Early Tibetan Art
Lieu : Conférences en anglais et en distanciel
Jeudi 6 mai 2021 de 10h à 12h
The Development of the Mandala
Mercredi 12 mai 2021 de 10h à 12h
The Importance of Alchi Monastery
Jeudi 20 mai 2021 de 15h à 17h
The Tibetan Teacher as a Buddha
Mercredi 26 mai 2021 de 10h à 12h
Visual Programs and Thematic Sets
The proposed lectures will focus on four themes critical for a better understanding of early Tibetan Buddhist art and its development. In each case, the Tibetan contribution is crucial and establishes conventions that become characteristic of later Tibetan art. Each example reveals the intellectual process that underlies the conception and making of artworks, and informs about their purpose. Further, each theme will be discussed on the basis of portable and monumental depictions and using examples in different artistic media.
Together, the four lectures will demonstrate how the process of adoption and adaptation of Buddhism in Tibet has led to the distinctive expression of Buddhist art found in the Himalayas. Thereby the material quality of the works is complemented by an intellectual depth the unravelling of which is a journey of discovery.