Thu Dec 03 2015 6:30 pm thru Thu Dec 03 2015 8:00 pm

Asian Art 101Lecture

Asian Art 101: Hinduism and Art

at Crow Collection of Asian Art • $10 for Friends of the Crow Collection, $20 for the public
Thu Dec 03 2015 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Crow Collection of Asian Art
$10 for Friends of the Crow Collection, $20 for the public
Vishnu as Varaha 1982.52

Hinduism is a religious tradition that embraces the richness of artistic expression while highlighting goals that transcend, or even negate, the value of that richness.  This talk will use Hindu art objects and the traditional Hindu framework of the puruṣārthas (goals of human pursuit, which include righteousness, wealth, pleasure, and liberation) to discuss this dynamic in the tradition.

Visiting Scholar: Steven Lindquist, Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies, Southern Methodist University

Bio: Steven Lindquist is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies at Southern Methodist University.  He specializes in Hinduism, particularly Sanskrit literature and ascetic religious traditions.  His publications analyze such topics as storytelling in early philosophical Sanskrit literature, numismatics and sacred kingship, and riddle-poems on the nature of the self.  More broadly, he is interested in the intersection of Hindu mythology and history.

Hinduism and Art | Further Reading

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