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Rubin Museum of Art organize Masterworks Jewels of the Collection

Rubin Museum of Art organize Masterworks Jewels of the Collection.

The Rubin Museum of Art organizes exhibitions that give a sight into the unexplained world of the Tibetan art. The exhibits contain works from Nepal, Bhutan and parts of India, China and Mongolia to give a broader perspective as Tibet, predominantly through Buddhist art, was connected culturally to these countries.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection began on 11th March, 2011 and would continue till 31st December, 2012. It consists of the number of Buddhist and Hindu deities depicted in a series of manners and mediums.

A millennium’s worth of work is attributed in the museum’s new long-term exhibit on the diverse artistic traditions of the Himalayas. Visitors will see Buddhist and Hindu deities depicted in papier-mâché, textiles, stone and wood, as well as life-size photos of 18th-century wall paintings from the Dalai Lama’s secret temple in Tibet. The form, art and iconography of Buddhism went through major transformation thereas local religious beliefs, icons and narratives were incorporated within the tenets of this religion. the Tibetan form of Buddhism shows influences of at least four major religions including those from the various other Buddhist sects.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection presents life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas’ Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, providing an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish.

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March 21, 2012 Posted by | Art, News | , , , | Leave a comment