Shebdrup Ling, Graz, Austria; Kavita Bela and Elizabeth Popolo, Cornell University Department of Computer Science
The digital reconstruction above allows one to see the intrinsic three-dimensionality of mandala palaces, which are often depicted schematically in two-dimensional representations like paintings or sand. The three-dimensional structure in this animation is built up just as prescribed by traditional visualization practices.
The Rubin Museum of Art explores the rich art and cultural legacies of the Himalayas, presenting paintings, textiles, and sculpture from Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, as well as those from the larger Himalayan cultural sphere which includes India, China, Mongolia, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. The relevance and universality of ideas found in Himalayan art are illuminated through cross-cultural and contemporary art exhibitions, acclaimed educational and public programs. "Doing some of the most original and inspired programs on the arts and consciousness in New York City." —Lisa Paul Streitfeld, Huffington Post