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Oddelek za azijske študije Filozofske fakultete vas vljudno vabi na predavanje o antičnem indijskem kiparstvu, ki ga bo 30. maja 2018 ob 14.40 uri v predavalnici 1A-Rim izvedla raziskovalka dr. Kanika Gupta iz Univerze v Delhiju.

Kanika Gupta, PhD Researcher, Visual Studies, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi, India

Ancient Indian Sculpture

The lecture is an introduction to the wide spectrum of Indian sculpture from the early Mauryan period, 3rd century BC to the end of the Pallava dynasty in the south of India, 9th century AD. It delves into some of the basic tenets of the sculptural tradition, while touching upon aesthetic theories like Rasa theory by Bharata from Natyasastra and Dhwani theory by Bhartrihari and Anandavardhana. Narratives depicted in the images will also be discussed.

The intention of the Indian sculptor changes from time to time and place to place. The lecture delves into the devices adopted by the artist to achieve different results. Distinct qualities can be discerned at different art centres like classicism, romanticism, flamboyance and earthiness. Western art terminology has been employed only for a better understanding of the works of art.