Ganesh by Mukti Singh Thapa


This mesmerizing work by master artist Mukti Singh Thapa is of the red, twelve-armed, dancing Ganesh. While traditionally a Hindu deity, this depiction of the elephant-headed Ganesh, or Binayak, is from the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. It depicts Ganesh dancing inside a stylized rock cave, framed by an intricate white torana, while standing on a jewel-spitting rat. This spectacular piece displays Thapa's mastery of the 14th - 16th century Newar Design style through its rich color palette, precise lines and scroll patterns, 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. Ganesh is painted with rich red cinnabar and the gold ornaments, such as the crown and instruments, are painstakingly painted with 24 carat gold. A painting of this large size will take several months to compose, sketch and complete.

While the original 120 cm (47 inch) artwork has sold, Mahakala Fine Arts has produced an Collector's Edition fine art print so that you can enjoy this museum quality work of art. This piece is limited to 100 prints and can only be found at Mahakala Fine Arts. It is printed on thick archival paper in the same professional quality used by top museums worldwide.

With your 80 cm (31 inch) fine art print you will receive an authentication card, numbered and signed by the artist in English and Nepali script, as well as an artist biography.

Mahakala Fine Arts donates a portion of all print sales to social programs in the Himalaya. Please join us!

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