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by Douglas Westbury
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

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Thank you catmoon ! Thank you Queequeg !!!



This image reminds me of some paintings by Nicholas Roerich ...

http://www.roerich.org/roerich-paintings-selected.php
by Douglas Westbury
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

Bugs are free !!!
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

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by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

Cool !
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:46 pm
I don't see the art.

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by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

Buddha
佛, 菩萨, 浮屠, 佛佗, 浮屠

Buddhism
佛教

Buddhist monk
闍, 和尚

Bodhisattva


Zen master
禅师
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

达 摩 的 轮 子
dá mó de lún zi
dharma wheel

佛 法 轮
fó fǎ lún
dharma wheel

佛 法
fó fǎ
buddhadharma



buddha



law
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

So could we (tentatively) suggest something along these lines ... To borrow an idea from Chi Gong 气 功 (qì gōng) ... Let's rephrase the question ... What is art ? Where is the discipline ? ************************************* 达 摩 轮 dá mó lún Dharma Wheel 达 摩 轮 的 纪 律 dá mó lún de jì lǜ Dharma Wheel D...
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

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by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

But also ... it's much more than just that ... isn't it Sure. Its also a sort of representational diagram of reality, an object for vipasyana practice, a devotional object, a protective amulet... a wish granting jewel. Personally, I like to observe the different personalities expressed in the calli...
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

Douglas Westbury wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Is it?
Yes I think it is

But then again ... my teacher used to get mad and say ...

"Don't tell me what you think"

"I'm not interested in that"
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

But also ... it's much more than just that ... isn't it
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Is it?
Yes I think it is
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Object of Meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 738

Re: Object of Meditation

Sending a big love heart to you ...

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May all beings be happy !!!
by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

Is this art ?

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by Douglas Westbury
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

"Pont Argenteuil" by Monet This is art. Thank you catmoon ! I love Monet too !!! Here is something I found which comes from your part of the world ... (I would love to know what you think) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * GROUP OF SEVEN The group was initially formed by Lawren Harris, Tom Thomson, Jam...
by Douglas Westbury
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

They remind me somewhat of Chu Teh Chun ... http://www.artnet.com/artists/chu-teh-chun/ I wish I could upload some of the paintings of Chu Teh Chun to better illustrate my meaning, sir. Hello Supramundane ! Thank you so much for your response to my work !!! And thank you for introducing me to the p...
by Douglas Westbury
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

I recently read "What is Art", a small book by no-one less than Leo Tolstoy. In the first two chapters he methodically demolishes every definition that has been widely held since the ancient Greeks. The thing is, no matter how you try to grapple with the question, it is just far too subjective for ...
by Douglas Westbury
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

I think you might not realize that your opening post wasn't really inviting to discussion. Why don't you share some thoughts on the subject and maybe someone will be interested in engaging. Personally, I find Buddhist art a wonder. My wife is an art historian who studies, among other subjects, Budd...
by Douglas Westbury
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

I am sorry no one wants to engage with me on this subject

I think there must be quite a lot to say about how Western ideas to do with "art" relate to the teaching of Lord Buddha

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