Mandala: Sacred Circle

Amoghapāśa Five-deity Mandala, sixteenth century, Nepal, pigments on cloth, 13 3
Amoghapāśa Five-deity Mandala, sixteenth century, Nepal, pigments on cloth, 13 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches © Rubin Museum of Art courtesy the Michael C. Carlos Museum)

Karen Tauches reviews the exhibition Mandala: Sacred Circle in Tibetan Buddhism at Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, on view through April 15, 2012.

Tauches writes the mandala's "complexity and repetition of detail are overwhelming. One's attention is repeatedly sidetracked, suspended, and sucked toward seemingly endless labyrinths and crossroads. Artists thus simulate a supernatural state, suspending time and reality. "

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