Monday, November 8, 2021

Beyond Boundaries: Buddhist Art of Gandhara

 


The Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) has an amazing exhibit going on. It is the Buddhist Art of Gandhara. Gandhara region of Northwest India served as a crossroads of culture, power and Buddhist art from the 2nd to the 9th centuries. It is the first exhibition of Buddhist art from Gandhara region in an American Museum in ten years:











It was amazing to see all of the pieces in person. 


12 comments:

  1. Amazing to see how they chisel the figures. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your post at the Exploring World Religions Linkup 13 so that we can better understand each other through our religion, faith, or beliefs. Pinned!

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  3. What an interesting post thanks for sharing Patrick :-)

    Have an artistictastic week 👍

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  4. Looks like a really interesting exhibition! I will have to check it out. Some of those are familiar to me given my experience with Northern India.

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  5. Very interesting to see these. Thank you for sharing them with us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/11/more-monarchs.html. I enjoy your weekly visits - you always have something interesting to share.

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  6. Beautiful. I would love to see all those pieces.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day, Patrick. ☺

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  7. What wonderful exhibits. I wish I could see them up close!

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  8. Lovely - detail not eroded by time. Thanks for joining in #Allseasons

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  9. Wonderful pictures, loved the detail and especially loved the elephant. Thank you for sharing, Michele Somerville

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  10. That's some amazing artwork.

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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  11. Thank you for sharing such interesting artwork with #weekendcoffeeshare.

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