Arts of Tibet A14/15 (154900164-A14/15)

This course provides an introduction to the predominantly Buddhist Art of Tibet as well as to the methods and resources for its study. It focuses on specific aspects of Tibetan art which are not yet well defined in the available literature. In particular it critically examines the main phases of the development of Tibetan art, the development of the vast Tibetan Buddhist pantheon and the interrelationship of its deities, the relationship of imagery to textual sources, and the definition of Tibetan artistic schools in art historical terms.