Sunday, May 18, 2008

Looking Inside Yourself


Taizoki (Womb World) of Ryokai Mandara, Early Heian period, Japan.

Made of 12 zones that represent the world of Buddha with the figure in the middle being the Cosmic Buddha. There are more than 400 figures in the surrounding areas including deities, animals and spirits.

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3 comments:

Brenna said...

I'm not sure why but I really love that.

redchair said...

I love art history...and love the idea of your blog. It's different and fresh. I'm a California Artist. Come visit.
Vikki

Anonymous said...

I really love that too! I am a big fan of japanese art but i usually stick to more modern edgier pieces- i love Yoshitaka Amano's new book Mateki the magic flute! I find Japanese art to be so interesting!

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