Contribution of Gandhar School & Bamiyan, Afghanistan for PAR

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Contribution of Gandhar School

Image of Gandhar School

Image of Gandhar School

Image of Gandhar School

  • Most important contribution.

  • Evolution of beautiful images of Buddha and bodhisattva

  • Difference between a Buddha and Bodhisattava

  • Buddha is one who has attained the enlightenment of supreme knowledge, while the Bodhisattva is still a candidate for it.

  • Executed in black stone and modelled on the characteristics of indograeco roman-pantheon.

  • Tallest rock cut statue of Lord Buddha Bamiyan, Afghanistan ( rd or th A.D.)

Gandhar Mathura Amravati

Image of Gandhar,Mathura and Amravati

Image of Gandhar,Mathura and Amravati

Image of Gandhar,Mathura and Amravati

Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Image of Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Image of Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Image of Bamiyan, Afghanistan

  • Two 6th century monumental statues of standingbuddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan.

  • The statues represented the classic blended style of Gandhara art.

  • The main bodies were hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs, but details were modeled in mud mixed with straw, coated with stucco.

  • This coating, practically all of which wore away long ago, was painted to enhance the expressions of the faces, hands, and folds of the robes; the larger one was painted carmine red and the smaller one was painted multiple colors

  • They were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban