The Eternal Art of Hinduism

Thomas Craft, Amanda Horton, School of Design, The University of Central Oklahoma, 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034

Hindu art is a mixture of religion, history, and aesthetic tradition. Both the religion and its artistic values have remained intertwined and relatively unchanged for nearly fifteen hundred years. Yet during that time, Hindu artist have honed their methodology for iconography, sculpture, architecture, and symbolism. Though their fundamental approach to creativity differs greatly from western artist, it’s clear they draw upon the same artistic principles. Using the principles of proportion, symmetry, and symbolism, they aspire to find divinity in the art itself. These principles are successful anywhere because they are innately appealing. The universal principles of design serve as a sort of universal language, making it possible to spread ideas and communicate through them; even halfway around the world.

Additional Abstract Information

Presenter: Thomas Craft

Institution: University of Central Oklahoma

Type: Poster

Subject: Art History & Visual Arts

Status: Approved

Time and Location

Session: Poster 1
Date/Time: Mon 1:30pm-2:30pm
Session Number: 2081