From Ritual To Visual: A Quick Glance At Mandala Art
Mandala art? Bet most of you have seen but never knew it had a name.
The mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. Mandalas generally have one identifiable centre point. From it’s very middle, an array of symbols, shapes and forms branch out.
Some even say it looks like a henna or kolam – simple housewife art known to be displayed in the verandas of an Indian house.
The younger generation took this to a whole new level. They made mandala art more creative through the use of colours and various other designs.
Some also have the mandala drawn on their skin, via the art of tattooing.
One glance at this art and some might think, that looks easy. The fact remains that mandala art is a little difficult for first timers but there are many mandala tutorials on YouTube which are helpful.
This writer’s favourite? . Who knew that those mathematical geometry sets would come in handy after school?
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