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New Image Painting

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A vague term applied since the late 1970s to the work of certain painters who employ a strident figurative style, often with cartoon-like imagery and abrasive handling owing something to...

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Landscape and Map—Visual Representations of Mount Putuo

Marcus Bingenheimer.

in Island of Guanyin

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 7418 words.

This chapter illustrates how maps and paintings of Mount Putuo reveal dimensions of the religious development of the island that are not visible in text. Exhibit 1 discusses the earliest...

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Critique of Kamakura Buddhism

Haruko Wakabayashi.

in The Seven Tengu Scrolls

April 2012; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 9697 words.

This chapter discusses the use of tengu images to critique Buddhism during the Kamakura. A careful look at the scrolls reveals that the author makes distinctions between anti-Buddhist and t...

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Hakuin Ekaku

Masaki Matsubara.

in Buddhism

P ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 24187 words.

Hakuin Ekaku 白隠慧鶴 (1686–1769: also known as Zen Master Shinki Dokumyō 神機独妙禅師 and National Master Shōshū 正宗國師) is a seminal figure who occupies a prominent place in the history of Japanese...

Image Consecrations

Cameron Warner.

in Buddhism

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 3775 words.

Buddhists erect shrines within monasteries and temples, at home, or even in the workplace in order to have a proper context for performing rituals. Representations of the body (images),...