Category: art

abstract painting - Sign by Wassily Kandinsky, 1925

Sign by Wassily Kandinsky, 1925 – at the Los Angels County Museum of Art.

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Sign by Wassily Kandinsky

photo of a colorful flower sculpture

I walked around Beverly Hills and Los Angeles and found this park after seeing this Bugatti Veyron on Rodeo Drive.

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photo of Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Bayon Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia is fantastic. The temple is located very near Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and many other amazing temples.

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Buddha at Borobudur

Borobudur is amazing. This photo gives a small glimpse of what it is like for more see more from my visit to Borobudur, Java, Indonesia (including a video of the view all around where this photo is taken).

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Tibetan, copper figurine of Manjusri

Tibetan figurine of a wrathful Manjusri, with copper gild, at Shanghai Art Museum. From the Qing dynasty era (1664 to 1911).

Je Tsongkhapa, who founded the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, is said to have received his teachings from visions of Mañjuśrī.

Within Esoteric Buddhism, Mañjuśrī is a meditational deity, and considered a fully enlightened Buddha. In the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism, he is one of the thirteen deities to whom disciples devote themselves. He figures extensively in many Esoteric Buddhist texts such as the Mañjuśrī-mūla-kalpa and the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti.

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carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

photo of carving at Angkor Wat, Cambodia by John Hunter

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close up photo of the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

Close up view of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem by Bill Hunter.

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة‎ – Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע‎ – Kipat Hasela) is a shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Foundation Stone, at its heart, bears great significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

The Dome of the Rock is situated in the center of the Temple Mount, the site of the Jewish Second Temple. The location is holy to Christians primarily because of the role the Temple played in the life of Jesus. The Temple was destroyed in 70 CE by the Romans, who built a temple to Jupiter on the site. During the Byzantine era, Jerusalem was primarily Christian, and pilgrims came by the tens of thousands to experience the places where Jesus walked.

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photo of art carving in Nigeria

This site had a large number of statues and other art displays. Photo by William Hunter.

“Susanne Wenger, a European, who has lived in Oshogbo, Nigeria, for many years, has been interested in religious symbols, dreams, fairy tales of the Yoruba. These images are syncretized in her work as shown in these two aspects of a fence and stairway in front of her home in Oshogbo.”

page 24-25, Contemporary African Arts and Crafts by Thelma Newman

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Nigerian Art: Railing

photo of the  Statue of Amenhotep III by John Hunter

Colossal Statue of Amenhotep III Reinscribed by Merneptah, 1390–1353 B.C.. The statue is from Thebes, Luxor, in the Temple of Amun.

The Temple of Dendur, in the background, was built during the reign of Augustus Caesar in the Roman period.

The room in the Metropolitan museum is quite excellent with a huge window looking into Central Park.

See more photos of my visit to the Met. And more photos around NYC. And photos from my trip to Egypt.

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photo of Stuart Davis painting at LACMA

Stuart Davis Painting, Los Angels County Museum of Art

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