Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Interpretation of Indian Art: Iconography

In 482 you have worked within these modes: pure taste (what I call "relishing") and appreciation (your National Gallery choices). This coming week we will be working with interpretation. Here, the interpretation of the art of Indian Asia involves a knowledge of symbols. Since there is so much Indic art in London, I thought it would be fun to focus on the "iconology" of Indian Art. Later, in the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert museums, we will be seeing examples. Clicking on the image of the Dancing Krishna will lead you to a set of richly symbolic images.

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