For the Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture held at the National Museum of China, we designed the showcase and promoted the Buddhist culture. Our design received high approval from the client.
This exhibition collected Various Buddha statues, such as Buddha's head and overall Buddha sculpture. In terms of the design of the showcase, we have further highlighted the embodiment of the Buddha culture, which has added a corresponding atmosphere to the entire Buddha statue art exhibition.
In the 1st century AD, the earliest Buddhist sculpture emerged in Gandhāra showing Greco-Roman influence. Buddhism originated in the 6th century BC in ancient India. After Buddhism spread to China around the 1st century AD, Buddhist sculpture incorporated traditional Chinese elements, gradually resulting in a unique Chinese style.
The themes, materials, and techniques in ancient Chinese Buddhist sculptures vary according to region and period. As exemplified by the finely-carved stone sculptures from Qingzhou. The radiant bodhisattva combining Chinese and Indian styles carved in the grottoes at Tianlongshan during the high Tang period. The elegant wood-carved bodhisattva of the Song Dynasty. The gilt-bronze figures of Tibetan Buddhism produced by imperial workshops in the Ming Dynasty. These images illustrate the evolution of Chinese Buddhist sculpture and inspire understanding of the philosophy of Buddhism through artistic expression–the perfect match of religious belief and aesthetics.