We started the class by discussing about Buddhism- Enlightenment from the ground
We moved on to the understanding of anatomy– about the human body. For eg, how the ribs used to be
I learnt that Buddhism started with non- iconographic of religion. Buddha, unlike others did not claim to be any of the deities. Thus, it has no religion attached.
I further understood that The Bodhi tree, the wheel- cycle of nature did not signify time then but now it does (24 spokes). The stupa legitimates the significance of these incidents being present at that time.
I got to know that graphics started with cave paintings and carvings, through story telling.
- Sanchi stupa: (500 BCE- 200 CE) interesting dome, has relics of buddha
- I also learnt about the Bhaja cave
Evolution of Buddhism-
- Oldest- Buddha itself ( scriptures)
- Most philosophical- (In China)
- Esoteric Buddhism- (Tantric)
- Shortcuts to Enlightenment
We were also briefed about our next project, where we had to choose 6 objects that have aspects from all disciplines and make 6 mind maps on them. We were divide into groups of three, Shubh, Aditya and I chose to be a group. Since each one of us had to do 2 objects each, we divided it according to our interest and strengths. So, Shubh chose Communication Design and Interior Design, Aditya chose Product Design and Strategic Design Management and I chose Fashion Design and Fashion Communication and Styling.
Reflection: I was confused how we were going to pick aspects from the object from the past but when we were given the entire brief in this class, I understood that we were going to be extracting ideas from historical art works and since history plays a big role in all our disciplines, the objects will definitely give us a better understanding towards our specific disciplines.