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Buddhas of the Celestial Gallery

ISBN13: 9781601090485
ISBN: 160109048X
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $50.0
Publisher: Mandala Publishing
Published Date:
Pages: 64
Average Goodreads rating: 4.45/5 (1 ratings)

Romio Shrestha’s newest large-format collection of bold traditional paintings in the Tibetan tradition is a work of art unto itself. Like its forerunners, Celestial Gallery and Goddesses of the Celestial Gallery, Buddhas of the Celestial Gallery is of the highest quality — hand-bound, printed on heavy paper, and an impressive two feet tall. Inside are 39 striking Tibetan-style mandala paintings of the Buddha, each rendered in vivid color and intricate detail by Shrestha and his team of artisan monks. Crafted from rare materials like malachite, lapis, and marigolds, and so delicate as to be painted at times with three hairs from a cat’s tail, these contemporary interpretations of an age-old Tibetan art form are replete with powerful details. Together with Deepak Chopra’s thoughtful text, these inspiring images offer fresh insight into an ancient spiritual tradition.