International Workshop on ‘‘Buddhist Mural Painting of Asia: Interface with India’ on 28th Sep. 2022
The Department of History of Art has organised an International workshop on 28th September 2022 on ‘Buddhist Mural Painting of Asia: Interface with India’ as a part of the project on Buddhist Mural Painting in South and Southeast Asia: Tradition and Continuity. The workshop was organized by Prof. (Dr) Anupa Pande and Dr. Savita Kumari, and was conducted by three scholars from Japan that are Ms. Shogaki Masako, Mr. Kaoru Suemori, and Mr. Junichi Terai. Ms. Shogaki Masako, Associate Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan has delivered a session on ‘Introduction of Nihonga-Mosya (reproductions of Japanese style painting) as a means of studying classical painting’ and discussed about the Buddhist Murals in Saspol Grottoes in Ladakh. Mr. Kaoru Suemori, Associate Professor at the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan has spoken on ‘Optical Investigations of Mural Paintings; Case studies in China, Ladakh’, and Mr. Junichi Terai has spoken about ‘Preliminary Comparison of Buddhist Murals in Ladakh (India) and Bagan (Myanmar)’. These mural traditions of Ladakh, Myanmar, and Japan were greatly influenced by the famous murals of Ajanta and Bagh.