Sunday, July 12, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By TAHLIB, Curator
Detail of "Tārā" (19c) in pigment on cloth at the Rubin Museum of Art
Buddhism's Tārā is one of the most important of the bodhisattva, or enlightened beings. The motherly deity is associated with protections from a group of dangers known as the Eight Fears, including ghosts/sicknesses (bottom center). These dangers center on our physical selves, but they also hinder spiritual progress. When Buddhists face chronic illnesses, they turn to her for protection. For that reason, collecting art for spiritual progress is our NEWS OF WEEK.

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