Thursday, October 10, 2013

Student Picks: Brahma Vihara - The Sublime States

Student Picksis a SCMA program in which Smith students organize their own one-day art show using our collection of works on paper. This month’s student curator and guest blogger Mina Zahin ‘15 discusses her show “Brahma Vihara: The Sublime States” which will be on view TOMORROW, Friday, October 11 from 12-4 PM in the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. We hope to see you here!

Peter Max. German, 1937 - . Prana,1967. Photo lithograph in color on paper. Purchased. Photography by Petegorsky/Gipe. SC 2011:38-93.

Brahma Vihara is a show inspired by a series of four Buddhist virtues and the meditative practices that cultivate them. Making and viewing art can be meditative and create a sublime and euphoric feeling. These artworks invoked those feelings in me. There is something mystical about these pieces and the way your eyes move from one artwork to the other, bringing fluidity to the visual experience. 

W. Dayle. American, 20th century. Untitled (seated Buddha),before 1968. Screenprint in green and red on black paper. Purchased. Photography by Petegorsky/Gipe. SC 2011:38-135.

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