Guru Rinpoche by Mukti Singh Thapa

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This staggering painting by master artist Mukti Singh Thapa is of Guru Rinpoche, or Padmasambhava in sanskrit. He was an Indian tantric master who played a major role in bringing Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century. He is considered the founder of the Nyingma school, the oldest of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. This harmonious piece displays Thapa's mastery of the Tibetan style through its rich color palette, precise lines, and use of traditional iconography.

This original thangka, or paubha in Nepal, is painted in the traditional manner with ground mineral pigments on primed cotton canvas. The blue throughout the painting is rich lapis lazuli while the gold ornaments, such as the jewelry and objects, are painted painstakingly with 24 carat gold. A painting of this large size will take several months to compose, sketch and complete.

The original painting is available for the knowledgable collector. If you are interested in this painting, please email Mahakala@MahakalaFineArts.com. We will share the price on request as well as more information about this stunning painting.

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