Angkor Vat Style (1100-1175)

This style corresponds to the apogee of the classical age, it extends the Baphuon style: harmony, perfect mastery of materials, equilibrium, perspective science, quality of decoration and composition. Use of previous architectural elements continues in a multiple and varied way, leading to a new symbolic and functional significance.

Angkor Vat


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Thommanon

Religion:

Hinduism, and mostly Vishnuism under the reign of Suryavarman II.

Sculpture:

The statues of Angkor Vat break from the grace of the previous style, with a return to a frontal ang rigid posture. The repeated use of characteristics from earlier styles reflects the conservative nature of Khmer sculpture of this style.

Architecture:

The architecture is at its apogee with Angkor Vat.

Principle Monuments:

Angkor Vat, Beng Mealea, Banteay Samre, Thommanon, Chao Say Thevoda, Vat Phu (Laos), Phimai (Thailand), Phnom Chiso and Preah Vihear


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