Thangka painting depicts Buddhist deity Chenrezig, the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas. Of all the Buddhist deities, the bodhisattva Chenrezig, is one of the most celebrated. He is the lord endowed with complete illumination, who refrains from entering the blissful state of nirvana to remain on Earth and help its inhabitants.

 

Chenrezig, has a very special connection with Tibetans as their protector and patron deity. His sacred mantra is Om Mani Padme Hum. It is an ancient mantra that is related to the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara, and with therefore the Dalai Lama, who is considered to be an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara. In China Avalokitesvara is depicted in a female form known as Quan Yin.

 

 

This thangka is painted in Newari style. The Newari style has its origins in the Valley of Kathmandu in Nepal, where Newa people lived and created. Newari artists were renowned throughout Asia for the high quality of their workmanship. In certain periods, their style had tremendous influence on the art of Tibet and China. The combination of Tibetan art made in the traditional Newari way has been acknowledged to create beautiful and intriguing masterpieces.

 

Newari paintings are commonly kept in museums and private collections in the West and Asia. There are only a handful of genuine painters left, who can draw in this way, as it requires perfecting both Tibetan painting technique and Newari painting style. Hence, Newari style paintings are rarely reproduced nowadays and have near enough become extinct.

Chenrezig - Newari Style

£1,150.00Price
    • This Artwork is Unique
    • Dimensions: 78 x 58 cm (30.7" x 22.8" inches)
    • Materials: Precious & Semi-Precious Natural Minerals mixed with Hide Glue
    • Canvas: Organic Cotton
    • Origin: Nepal