THE ARTISTS OF ANGKOR: CONTEMPORARY AND MEDIEVAL STONE WORKSHOPS IN CAMBODIA – TAASA Review December 2009
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Martin Polkinghorne Decorative lintel from Lolei, Hariharalaya, showing the technical mastery and sublime beauty of Khmer sculpture , late 9th century.
Photo: Martin Polkinghorne T he beauty and significance of Angkorian sculpture is, without fear of exaggeration, superlative, and is recognised as among the greatest achievements of human creativity.
Drawing from an established tradition of hieratical forms founded in earlier urban centres, the artists of Angkor fashioned sculpture characterised by universally recognised values of beauty, harmony of composition, naturalism and precision of execution...