The Getty Center
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011
Time: 1:00–6:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall
Past Event

Naga-Protected Buddha with Avalokiteshvara and Praj˝aparamita / Cambodia, Angkor period
 
Cambodia is renowned for the extraordinary art produced during the Angkor period of the Khmer Empire, between the ninth and the 15th centuries, when sculptors created profound images of Hindu and Buddhist divinities. This conference brings together leading scholars in the art and culture of Cambodia for an afternoon of lectures and discussion about ancient Cambodian bronze sculpture focusing on the historical, religious and contemporary context for these works. Co-organized with the University of California, Los Angeles, Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Art History Department. Presentations:

"Form in Khmer Sculpture: Sources and Evolution," Helen Jessup, Author of Art & Architecture of Cambodia

"The Great Contemplative: The Buddha in Early Khmer Art and Culture," Paul Lavy, University of Hawaii

"Splendid Adornment: Jewels of the Khmer," Emma Bunker, Denver Art Museum

"The Aesthetics of Khmer Sculpture," Robert L. Brown, University of California, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Museum of Art

"Antiquarian Nationalism: Angkor in Modern Politics," Penny Edwards, University of California, Berkeley

Complements the exhibition Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia


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