UT Knoxville ARTH 183 - Hindu Art: Mamallapuram, Ellora, and Khajuraho (3 pages)

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Lecture number:
7
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Tennessee
Course:
Arth 183 - Asian Art
Edition:
1
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ARTH183 1st Edition Lecture 7 Outline of Last Lecture I Early Hindu Art at Elephanta A The Great Cave a Layout garbagriha linga lingam yoni B Three Headed Shiva a Style b Iconography C Elephanta site symbolism II Early Hindu Art at Mamallapuram A Descent of the Ganges or Arjuna s Penance a Iconography 2 main interpretations Outline of Current Lecture I Mamallapuram Descent of the Ganges Arjuna s Penance Cont A Style B Poltical implications II Mamallapuram Five Raths A Draupadi Rath significance style B Arjuna Rath style a Sikhara definition and Southern Dravida style characteristics C Bhima Rath style D Dharmajara Rath style III Hindu Art at Ellora Kailasanath Temple A Style B Plan Layout significance a Mandapa C Symbolism IV Hindu Art at Khajuraho Kandariya Temple A Plan Layout B Style a Northern Nagara style characteristics These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Current Lecture Descent of the Ganges or Argjuna s Penance at Mamallapuram Continued Style Varying levels of relief figures are pretty standardized and stylized without much differentiation see use or hierarchic scale making important elements larger in size i e Shiva animal forms show greater sympathy sensitivity and naturalism of Indic style Mamallapuram is a seaport where many people from different places pass through this might explain the ambiguity of the relief trying to make it readable in multiple ways for different people Inclusion of cat in yogic pose from a completely different and unrelated story supports this Politics Rulers might commission the creation of images to try and identify themselves with a particular deity suggest a correspondence or comparison At Mamallapuram the kings responsible for this probably wanted to identify either as Shiva as the granter of boons or as the petitioner who asks and receives them from the gods The importance of water management as a skill for



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