Mini-task Rubin Museum

The exhibition called the Second Buddha in the Rubin Museum consisted of many beautiful and elaborate pieces including paintings and sculptures. A piece that I thought encompassed a strong sense of past memories and future dreams was a piece called the Padmasambhava, His Eight Manifestations, And Life Story made of pigments on cloth during the 19th century from Bhutan. The colors of the piece become more vivid and brighter as he becomes the important tantric figure through time. This piece is effective because it has directional cues displaying time. The vignettes start with the one on the upper left when he was born o na lotus in Lake Dhanakosha. These vignettes progress through the journeys he experiences as a scholar in India to becoming a tantric master which is portrayed in the image in the middle.





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