Friday, February 25, 2011

The Sacred Tripod: Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism in Harmony

The Sacred Tripod: Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism in Harmony
February 2011—August 2011
New Chinese paintings, prints & rubbings exhibit!
Nelson-Atkins Building

"In traditional China, the Three Teachings (sanjiao)—Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism—were likened to the legs of the ancient sacred tripod known as ding. This analogy underscored the fundamental role of each of the religions in Chinese society.
...Although the paintings, prints and rubbings displayed here are associated with a specific religion, they often share imagery or stylistic features borrowed from one of the others. Indeed, the same artists often created works for more than one religion." More exhibits 

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