What is a Mandala What is a Mandala

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What is a Mandala?

What is a Mandala?

What is a Mandala? l The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language

What is a Mandala? l The word “mandala” is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to “circle”.

What is a Mandala? l l l It represents wholeness or whole world. It

What is a Mandala? l l l It represents wholeness or whole world. It is a representation of the universe and everything in it. Traditionally believed to be the circle of eternity organized around a unifying center.

Mandalas have been used for centuries by various cultures and religions. l l Catholic

Mandalas have been used for centuries by various cultures and religions. l l Catholic rose windows are a form of mandala. They were created to shine light into a church or cathedral instilling in the viewer the beauty and love of God.

Buddhists have created two dimensional and three dimensional Mandalas for centuries as a way

Buddhists have created two dimensional and three dimensional Mandalas for centuries as a way of depicting the gods and the universe. l

l l Tibetan monks create mandalas out of sand for meditation The mandala is

l l Tibetan monks create mandalas out of sand for meditation The mandala is dismantled after completion as part of the ceremonial process The sand is collected in a jar which is then wrapped in silk and transported to a river (or any place with moving water), where it is released back into nature. This symbolizes the impermanence of life and the world.

l Hindus have also used mandalas for centuries as sacred meditation tools.

l Hindus have also used mandalas for centuries as sacred meditation tools.

What kind of balance is this? l l A. Symmetrical B. Asymmetrical

What kind of balance is this? l l A. Symmetrical B. Asymmetrical

What kind of balance is this A. Symmetrical The same, or equally balanced, on

What kind of balance is this A. Symmetrical The same, or equally balanced, on both sides l If you were to

What if I cut it in half horizontally, is it still symmetrical?

What if I cut it in half horizontally, is it still symmetrical?

Radial Symmetry l A symmetrical arrangement that emerges (or radiates) from a central point

Radial Symmetry l A symmetrical arrangement that emerges (or radiates) from a central point l This means that the image will be symmetrical both vertically and horizontally, like a piece of pie

Radial Symmetry in art Radius in math

Radial Symmetry in art Radius in math

Radial symmetry in pie Radius in math

Radial symmetry in pie Radius in math

Mandala Objective and Standards Objective: l Students will be able to create an original

Mandala Objective and Standards Objective: l Students will be able to create an original mandala design that demonstrates repetition and balance using the elements of design (line, color, shape, and form). California Standard of Visual Arts l 3. 0 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT Understanding the Historical Contributions and Cultural Dimensions of the Visual Arts l Role and Development of the Visual Arts - 3. 1 Identify similarities and differences in the purposes of art created in selected cultures.

Mandala Rubric Points Neatness Repetition Design Complexity Color 5 Completely neat The design is

Mandala Rubric Points Neatness Repetition Design Complexity Color 5 Completely neat The design is repeated correctly Design is complex Used 3+ colors in an appealing manor 4 Neat with 1 -2 errors 1 -2 mistakes Design is somewhat complex Used 3+ colors in a somewhat appealing manor 3 Neat with 3 -4 errors 3 -4 mistakes Design is not complex yet not simple Used 3+ colors in an unappealing manor 2 5+ Errors 5+ mistakes Design is simple Used less than 3 colors or colors 1 Not neat at all None of the repetition is Design is overly simple correct Incomplete pencil design 0 Nothing turned in