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Buddha Comparison-Non-Western Art History

Buddha ComparisonIn the earliest Buddhist art of India, the Buddha wasn’t represented in human form. Hispresence was indicated through symbols, such as footprints, a wheel, an empty seat, or aparasol. However, the awareness of statues of Greek gods and goddesses soon inspiredhuman images of Buddha – and his image evolved over time and from region to region asBuddhism spread beyond India.Assignment:Write a 1500-2000 word essay describing and comparing three different versions of Buddha – especiallynoting what is common among the three sculptures, and what are their differences.1) Look closely at images in our textbook: Figure 1-10 (Meditating Buddha), Figure 1-13 (Seated BuddhaPreaching), and Figure 2-11 (Walking Buddha). Images available in PowerPoint for this Assignment.2) Before you begin your report on the three Buddha sculptures listed above, take notes that describeeach of the sculptures’ formal properties – basically describe how they look – pose, gestures, facialexpressions, things surrounding, symbols of Buddha visible, etc. (describe objectively).3) Look closely and consider the differences in your descriptions. What general difference between eachof the Buddha statues can you see?4) Formulate a single sentence thesis for your short paper that explains the difference between thesesculptures in subjective terms. Be sure to list the points you will discuss in your paper.5) Use your notes to write an analysis that shows how your subjective thesis is supported by objectiveobservations of these sculptures.Instructions: 600 – 750 words, typed, 12 pt. font, double-spaced, edited for spelling and grammarerrors. You’ll be penalized if paper is less than 600 or more than 750 words. (Use word-count). You mustalso include at least two references.The successful essay will:1. Include a title for your paper.2. Have a clearly defined thesis statement, strong introduction and concluding paragraphs.3. Include visual descriptions and/ or textual evidence to support the thesis.4. Include at least two references to provide factual information on your topic. You may use textbookand lecture notes, but these do not count toward your two required citations. Wikipedia is not areliable or valid citation – DO NOT CITE Wikipedia! Do not use parenthetical citations, but list sources atend of paper in any manner you are comfortable with (MLA, Chicago Manual, etc.).Assessment:The successful essay will:- Have a clearly defined subjective thesis statement. (25%)- Prove the validity of the subjective thesis through objective descriptions. (25%)- Treat all 3 works of art equally by describing comparable features. (25%)- Be turned-in on-time, in the proper format, and within the word limit. (25%)