Vairocana Buddha by Lok Chitrakar


This work by celebrated artist Lok Chitrakar is of Vairocana, the Primordial or Supreme Buddha. He is seen as the embodiment of the concept of ‘emptiness’ and is a personification of the dharmakaya - everything, unmanifested, free of characteristics and distinctions. Vairocana is white, representing all colors. This fabulous painting is one in a series of the Five Dhyani, or Wisdom, Buddhas. The Five Dhanyi Buddhas each represents a different aspect of enlightened consciousness to aid in spiritual transformation. This lovely piece displays Chitrakar’s mastery of the 13th - 16th century Newar Design style through its precise lines and traditional iconography.

This original thangka, or paubha in Nepal, is painted in the traditional manner with ground mineral pigments on primed cotton canvas. The gold detail, such as the designs on the Buddha's clothing, are painted painstakingly with 24 carat gold. This series of paintings took many months to compose, sketch and complete.

The original painting is not available for sale, so Mahakala Fine Arts has produced a Collector's Edition print so that you can collect this museum quality work of art. This print is limited to a series of 100. They are printed on thick archival paper in the same professional quality used by top museums worldwide.

With your 50 cm (20 inch) print you will receive an authentication card, numbered and signed by the artist using his Nepali mark.

If you would like to buy the entire set of five Dhyani Buddhas, you can select that option below. When you buy all five you receive a significant discount as we like to meet the needs of many of our customers who prefer to collect the whole set.

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

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