Buddhist art or Buddhist art is art that is influenced by the teachings of Buddhism. This artwork includes several media such as: statues, reliefs, and paintings featuring Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and other entities. Famous Buddhist figures, both historical figures and mythological figures. Scenes from the lives of Buddhist figures, objects related to Buddhist ritual practices.The architecture of Buddhist temples and monasteries, also includes Buddhist art.
Buddhist art originated in the Indian subcontinent. Based on the history of the life story and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, in the 6th-5th centuries BC, it developed due to contact with other cultures, then spread to most of the Asian continent and the world. Buddhist art grew following the spread of its adherents in accordance with the development of dharma teachings.
From India Buddhist art spread north into Central Asia, and then expanded to East Asia to form the northern branch of Buddhist art. Buddhist art also developed eastward, from India to Southeast Asia and then formed the southern branch of Buddhist art. In India, Buddhist art developed and then influenced the development of Hindu and Jain art, until its decline in the 10th century due to the rapid development of Hinduism and Islam in India.
The Birth of Siddhartha “Buddha” Gautama Painting
Siddharta Gautama was born around 560 B.C. in the gana-sangha (independent association) of North India, with its capital being Kapilavastu. He is the prince of the kingdom. The Brahmins concluded that the king would soon have offspring. Strange events then occurred during the pregnancy process, even though it was more than nine months pregnant, the child had not been born.
Only when entering the 10th month of gestation, the child was born. Seven days later, Siddhartha Gautama’s mother died.
According to his life history, Siddharta Gautama was originally a Hindu, following his parents. Siddhartha received a very isolating education from outsiders. To please and prevent the desire to see the outside world, his family gave him a life of luxury. But like humans in general, Siddhartha experienced boredom and dissatisfaction with the monotonous life he lived.