Thailand's Spiritual World

This art gallery conveys several works of Thailand's spiritual world. The five images presented represents Buddha. The found of Buddhism is Siddhartha Gautama from India. He is known as the Buddha, which means, "The Enlightened One." Through meditation he was able to reach enlightenment by depriving himself of worldly possessions and finding out the truth about the world. The teachings of Siddhartha Gautama were spread throughout Thailand by settlers from India.                                                                                             The first sculpture is titled, "The Bodhisattva Maitreya." It was from the late 8th century A.D. The sculpture is made with bronze. It is a figure of Buddha in a standing position. It is considered to be one of the oldest images in Southeast Asia. The second sculpture is titled, "Head of a Buddha." It was constructed in the 16th century. The medium for the sculpture is made with bronze. It's a piece representing Buddha and it's third eye. The head sculpture has a piece cut off at the right side of the neck area.The third sculpture is titled, "Standing Buddha. It was created in the 8th century. The medium for this piece is sandstone with traces of lacquer and gilding. It portrays Buddha in a standing position. It's position symbolizes Buddha teaching. The fourth sculpture is titled, "Buddha at the Moment of Victory. It was made in the 15th century. The medium is leaded bronze with lacquer and gilding. It represents Buddha in a seated position in a meditative pose.The fifth and final sculpture is titled, "Votive tablet of the Buddha in dhyanamudra. It was made in the 11th century. This sculpture represents Buddha's portrait. The medium for this piece is made of Earthenware with traces of gilding.                                                                                      All of the sculptures in this gallery correlate with one another due to their representation of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. Each piece shows a position of Buddha during his enlightenment and or teachings. The images provided shows meaning, symbols, and icons of Buddha.                             Bibliography     "The Bodhisattva Maitreya." Kimbell Art Museum. Web. 23 Apr.2016 <https: / /www.kimbellart.org /collection-object /bodhisattva-maitreya>.)                                                                           "Asia." Cantor Arts Center. Web. 23 April. 2016. <https: / /museum.stanford.edu /view /asia.html>. "Standing Buddha." Artwork of the Day RSS. Web. 23 April. 2016. <http: / /art.thewalters.org /detail /31842 /standing-buddha-9>.    "Buddha at the Moment of Victory." Artwork of the Day RSS. Web. 23 Apr.2016.   "Object Details."Iris & B.Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Standford University. Web.29 Apr.2016.<http: / /cantorcollections.standord.edu /obj8181?sid="9405">.

This sculpture's medium is formed with bronze. The figure of Buddha is in a standing position. It is considered to be one of the oldest images in Southeast Asia. This sculpture is related to represent Thailand, because the standing position is Buddha showing his teachings. Although, we may find Buddha normally seen in a meditative pose, I find this sculpture interesting because this piece is showing him in an action type pose. ("The Bodhisattva Maitreya." Kimbell Art Museum.)
This sculpture's medium is created with bronze. It's a piece representing Buddha and the third eye. The head sculpture cuts off a piece of the neck and shows Buddha in a sense of meditation. I find this sculpture to be significant, because it symbolizes Buddha in his most famous position. When I think of Buddha in my mind, I think of his main portrait as it is formed as this sculpture. The circular elements on his head show great detail. His expression is serene and peaceful. This sculpture has beautifully rendered ears. ("Object Details.")
This sculpture's medium is sandstone with traces of lacquer and gilding. It portrays Buddha in a standing position. Its position symbolizes Buddha teaching. This piece is similar to the first image in this gallery. It's significant to this body of work, because it gives the viewer a visualization of Buddha in meditation, but also in full figure form. I enjoy the tiny details that are formulated throughout this sculpture, especially the relief carvings located on the face of Buddha. ("Standing Buddha")
The medium of the sculpture is leaded bronze with lacquer and gilding. It represents Buddha in a seated position. I find this piece to be a popular form of how the world would visualize Buddha, because he is seated in a full meditative pose. The elements on his face shows the face expression of peace and his eyes show characteristics of Thailand orientation. The head of Buddha has a beautifully sculptured detail of his hair. The sculpture is very smooth and his hands are very proportionate. Compared to the other images, this piece shows his hands in a position that welcomes in peace and enlightenment. ("Buddha at the Moment Victory."
This sculpture represents Buddha. It derives from Thailand. It is a piece that shows a portion of his portrait. The medium is Earthenware with traces of gilding. I selected this piece of work, because this is the only sculpture that has Buddha viewed with a background to support the rest of the figure. The areas that show the relief of the formation are well visualized. His head his slightly bowed in the image, which shows another view of how Buddha would have meditated to find enlightenment. ("Buddha at the Moment of Victory." Artwork of the Day RSS.)
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