History of Art 711
Seminar in Indian Art: Creation of an Iconic Sculpture
Instructor: Professor Michael Meister
Time: W 2-5
ASSIGNMENT 1


 
Western notions of Indian sculpture tend to focus on the plethora of divine images masking and ornamenting the great temples of medieval India, their myths, and
their "unchanging" symbolism. Perhaps the finest introduction to this Indian (as well as Western) point of view is Heinrich Zimmerís set of lectures, Myths and
Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization. Please read quickly through this and write your thoughts on how he introduces and uses Indian sculpture.