Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Shanghai Museum to Host Exhibition Works From India

By Web Editor: Li Yan
Shanghai museum to host exhibition of Indian Buddhist art
CHINA---The Shanghai Museum is hosting its largest ever exhibition of Buddhist art from India. It's working with the Kolkata National Museum to put on a show that illustrates the life of Siddharta Gautama through 91 sculptures and paintings. The exhibition presents a visual journey through several schools of Indian Buddhist Art from the Gandhara to the Gupta. The earliest exhibit on display is from the 2nd Century BC, when the Buddha was depicted symbolically as a chakra, an empty throne, a Bodhi tree, or a pair of footprints. [link]