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Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

The William Cohn Memorial Lecture: The Body Adorned - To the Divine Through Beauty

2 November 2011

The 42nd William Cohn Memorial Lecture

The Body Adorned: To the Divine Through Beauty

with Vidya Dehejia, Barbara Stoller Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art, Columbia University, New York Theatre.

Tue 8 Nov 2011, 5-6pm, at the Taylor Institution, main lecture theatre

Over centuries the sensuous bodily form, female and male, human and divine, has been a dominant feature in Indian artistic tradition. From seductive stone dancers on temple walls, to exquisitely formed bronze divinities. Prof Dehejia discusses the tradition of the idealised and decorated body in Indian art and its relation to courtly literature and poetry; and reveals a harmony between the sacred and profane in classical Indian culture.

Free, for further information please contact: eastern.art@ashmus.ac.ox.uk Tel: 01865 288001


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