The Geometry of Mandalas: Imagery and Medium, Space and Order by Lara Blanchard

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Date(s) - 09/16/2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Dove Block Project


In Buddhist art, the mandala is an important visual form, designed to help viewers understand relationships among deities and to facilitate the practice of meditation. Most mandalas include images of deities and/or places, arranged in combinations of circles and rectangles that describe spatial orientations and suggest hierarchical orders. Supremely versatile, mandalas can be created in different media, including paintings, tapestries, sand installations, sculptural assemblages, and even architectural structures. This presentation by Lara Blanchard explores the cosmic interactions of imagery, medium, space, and order in historical mandalas associated predominantly with the school of Esoteric Buddhism in Central Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. 

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