Interpreting Premodern Javanese Art and Iconography in the light of Texts

  • Interpreting Premodern Javanese Art and Iconography in the light of Texts
    Interpreting Premodern Javanese Art and Iconography in the light of Texts

    18 Apr
    19 Apr
    2019

    Southeast Asian Art and Architecture

    Andrea Acri

Interpreting Premodern Javanese Art and Iconography in the light of Texts

Image : Prambanan Shiva Temple relief

The series will discuss the issue of matching the extant archaeological and art historical vestiges of Central and East Java with Old Javanese texts. The first talk will focus on the problem of the system of directional deities depicted at Candi Shiva, Prambanan, and its textual prototypes; the second talk will present visual evidence from premodern Central and East Javanese art as well as modern Balinese art of the horrific and demonic elements that may be linked to the cremation-ground culture characterising some tantric traditions in both India and Southeast Asia.

 

Duration -

April 18, 19, 2019

Timing: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Fees

Rs. 1,500

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Andrea Acri

Andrea Acri

Andrea Acri obtained his doctorate at the University of Leiden in 2011, and held various research and teaching positions in India (Nalanda University), Singapore (Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre and National Unversity of Singapore), and Australia (ANU). He has authored articles in international academic journals and published edited volumes on Shaiva and Buddhist tantric traditions in South and Southeast Asia, as well as wider cultural and historical dynamics of Intra-Asian connectivity. His monograph Dharma Pātañjala: A Śaiva Scripture from Ancient Java Studied in the Light of Related Old Javanese and Sanskrit Texts, originally appeared in the Gonda Indological Studies Series (Egbert Forsten/Brill, 2011), has been recently republished in India by Aditya Prakashan (New Delhi, 2017) and translated into Indonesian (EFEO/KPG, Jakarta, 2018).