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Indulge Yourself in the Beauty of Iwasaki’s Paintings

The LSU Museum of Art presents the exhibition Painting Enlightenment, featuring works by Japanese scientist and artist Iwasaki Tsuneo (1917–2002). These paintings create a contemplative journey—a meditation on the interconnectedness of the universe. Iwasaki collapses distinctions between image, text, and thought with imagery representative of both scientific phenomena and Buddhist principles. The imagery is literally formed with characters from the sacred Heart Sutra text.
 
Iwasaki’s paintings create a contemplative journey—a meditation on the interconnectedness of the universe. Tsueneo collapses distinctions between image, text, and thought with imagery representative of both scientific phenomena and Buddhist principles. The imagery is literally formed with characters from the sacred Heart Sutra text. You will not want to miss this exhibit.

Upon retiring from a career as a research biologist, Iwasaki created this artistic practice to express the relationship between science and Buddhism. Dr. Paula Arai, associate professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at LSU, is the guest curator for the exhibition. The paintings, comments Arai, “will create a contemplative experience for viewers to reflect on their relationships with themselves, others, nature, and the cosmos.”

Painting Enlightenment will be on exhibition at the LSU Museum of Art through November 27, 2016. Generous support for this exhibition provided by the Imo Brown Memorial Fund and LA Machinery, with additional support from the LSU Philosophy and Religious Studies department and the LSU Asian Studies program.

Even though Hidden Pointe Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!
Event Date/Time:
Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 8:00 AM
 
Event Venue Location:
Shaw Center for the Arts
100 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801 

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