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Download e-book for iPad: 100 Great Artists by Charlotte Gerlings

By Charlotte Gerlings

From Fra Angelico to Francisco Zurbaran, from the masters of the Renaissance to the summary expressionists, this lavishly illustrated quantity showcases the main influential Western artists from 800 years of artwork heritage, including:

• Michelangelo
• Salvador Dali
• Mary Cassatt
• Edgar Degas
• Pablo Picasso

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D. the Han court debated withdrawal from Liang-chou, so Meng reasons that ca. 185 is probably the latest limit of probable withdrawal of Han from the Western Regions. ) 13 clearly western design are found in eastern Central Asian sites such as Lo-p'u near Khotan and at Lou-Ian (see Chapters 4 and 5), and statues of western make appear in Mghanistan and Khotan. l1 Part II will address these evidences of east-west trade and communication in Central Asia in more detail, but first our attention must turn to the introduction and early developments of Buddhism and Buddhist art in China.

In this section we examine the intriguing cliff carvings at the site of K'ung-wang shan in eastern China, then some pertinent works, some recently discovered, from tombs in Szechwan in the southwest, and finally offer a new study of one of the most important images in Chinese Buddhist art-the Harvard University Museum's flame-shouldered bronze Buddha. A. K'ung-wang Shan At this site, popularly known since Sung times as K'ung-wang shan JL~l1I ("Mountain where the [Master] Kung (Confucius) was Gazing"), are carved some of China's oldest Buddhist images.

I, p. 81. 24 CHAPrER ONE fluential texts translated by An Shih-kao were the Scripture of Anapana Mindfulness (on the five mindfulnesses-a text which remained influential into the 3rd century and later inspired Tao-an, who wrote a commentary on it in the mid-4th century), and the Greater Scripture of the 12 Gateways, a detailed dhyana (meditation) sutra. An Shih-kao is credited with establishing in China the dhyana lineage of practice mainly based on the Hinayana tradition. The date and place of his death are not known, but his lineage was carried on by his disciples, notably the converted layman Ch'en Hui 1lJIt~, who fled south at the end of Han, and by other followers in the mid-3rd century, such as the monk ofSogdian parentage from Hanoi, K'ang Seng-hui mHifl.

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