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Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings
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Buddhist Visual Cultures, Rhetoric, and Narrative in Late Burmese Wall Paintings

Alexandra Green

Abstract

This volume draws upon art historical, anthropological, and religious studies methodologies to delineate the structures and details of late Burmese wall paintings and elucidate the religious, political, and social concepts driving the creation of this art form. The combination of architecture, paintings, sculpture, and literary traditions created a complete space in which devotees could interact with the Buddha through his biography. Through the standardization of a repertoire of specific forms, codes, and themes, the murals were themselves activating agents, spurring devotees to merit-making, ... More

Keywords: Burma/Myanmar, Narrative, Wall painting, Buddhism, Ritual, Art, Art History

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390885
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390885.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexandra Green, author
British Museum