Mandala Art Work -Tibetan Buddhists Student Name Course Name Date The Mandala is an art form that is ascribed to many periods the Mandala discussed here is a sand painting art form that was seen to have derived from art work and religious practices of Tibetan Buddhism. The essay describes the Mandala art form and presents the therapeutic form of the Mandala art as presented in research studies. Mandala derives from the Sanskrit language. Mandala means a world in harmony according to the Sanskrit language. They are three dimensional drawings that are created on sand. The Mandala of the Buddhist period was drawn with colored powders and was represented as the dul-tson-kyil-khor. Sand painting as such is an ancient Tibetan form and the mandala sand is created from a special sand variety which is a mix of dyed particles with normal sand. This sand as such is said to work technique that was created over the years. The artwork has religious spiritual and therapeutic connotations and the essay attempted to present these different elements of the artwork. References Cohen Barry M. and Carol Thayer Cox. Telling without talking: Art as a window into the world of multiple personality. WW Norton & Co 1995. Curry Nancy A. and Tim Kasser. "Can coloring mandalas reduce anxiety?." Art Therapy 22 no. 2 (2005): 81-85. Henderson Patti David Rosen and Nathan Mascaro. "Empirical study on the healing nature of mandalas." Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts 1 no. 3 (2007) Jung C. G. Mandala symbolism. (R. F. C. Hull Trans.) Bollingen Series. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press. (Original work published 1959) 1973 Pizarro Judith. "The efficacy of art and writing therapy: Increasing positive mental health outcomes and participant retention after exposure to traumatic experience." Art Therapy 21 no. 1 (2004): 5-12. [...]
Written assignments are a primary component of this course. As such, you will write and revise a formal research paper. You are to choose one work of art to be the subject of your research and writing. The work of art may be from any culture or period, but must show elements from or relate to a religious tradition. In addition to description and your own analysis of evidence, your paper must include a research component. You must consult at least five sources, all of which are to be published, either as stand-alone volumes or in peer-reviewed journals. You must cite the source of any information used in your paper. Use footnotes rather than endnotes or in-text citation. You must include a bibliography of all sources used or consulted. No paper without citations and bibliography will receive a passing grade (i.e. C- or above). The paper should be approximately 7 to 10 pages of text in length, following a standard format (11 or 12 point font, one-inch margins, double spacing, etc.) The paper must include images of any work of art that is central to your discussion.