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Jessica Stuver

on 5 June 2012

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Transcript of Mandalas

Sanskrit word meaning "circle"
Sacred art
in Hinduism and Buddhism, sacred art often takes the form of a mandala

designs are radial
mandalas have spiritual and ritual significance

mandalas were used for focusing attention and as aids in meditation
radial balance
a type of design based on a circle where a repetitive design extends from the center
Thangka painting of Vajradhatu Mandala
Hindu Mandala
Buddhist Mandala
Essential Questions
How and why might mandalas be used for meditative purposes?

How can you apply the idea of "process before product" to your own artwork?
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