Mr. Li Chun Tung Konstance: Revisiting the Watermoon Avalokiteshvara paintings: its development, circulation and appropriation in East Asia

Date: 13 September 2018
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Room 10.28 Run Run Shaw Tower

The iconography of Watermoon Avalokiteshvara was first developed in the Tang capitals of Chang’an and Luoyang in the ninth century. In the ensuring centuries, this representation of Avalokiteshvara was widely circulated, venerated, and replicated in various polities in the area of modern China, Japan, and Korea. The iconography became standardized by the fourteenth century and has been depicted with similar composition and iconographic features by artists to modern time… (Please click on the image to read more)