Monday, February 24, 2014

Exaggerated Buddhist Faces

Amongst the row of sculptures at the Bongwonsa Buddhist Temple in Seoul, I found these three particularly expressive. I'd love to hear the story behind the figures and the reasons for their exaggerated expressions. They'd make a great creative writing stimulation and are wonderful examples for art students studying figure drawing. Seeing the snow piled up on them, I'm sure some captions involving the seeming never-ending winter season could be penned by some suffering Midwesterners of the USA. What would you write?

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