CONTENTS:- 1. Buddhism art in Indian subcontinent. 2. Buddhist symbolism. 3. Buddhas of Bamyan. 4. Buddhism art in Sinhalese land. 5. Buddhist monasticism. 6. Influence of Buddhism on Tibet. 7. Buddhist culture and art. 8. History of Buddhism. 9. Artistic caves and Buddhism art. 10. Buddhism in the West.
Buddhists believe that a properly rendered Buddha image is a hypostasis: an actual spiritual emanation of the Buddha which possesses supernatural qualities. Although the Buddha is not a God Buddhists seek to communicate with the supernatural world through Buddha images making offerings to them and praying before them. The expansion of Buddhism to the North led to the formation of Buddhist communities and even Buddhist kingdoms in the oasis of Central Asia. Buddhist art continued to develop in India for a few more centuries. The pink sandstone sculptures of Mathura evolved during the Gupta period to reach a very high fineness of execution and delicacy in the modeling.