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.
Hinduism, and mostly Vishnuism under the reign of Suryavarman
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.
The architecture is at its apogee with Angkor Vat.
Vat, Beng Mealea, Banteay
Samre, Thommanon, Chao Say Thevoda, Vat Phu (Laos),
Phimai (Thailand), Phnom Chiso and Preah Vihear