Buddha Paintings & Buddha Artwork
Buddha Paintings & Buddha Artwork
In a fast-paced modern life, the thought of a calm and relaxed life feels like a luxury, but that one image we relate to the most while seeking tranquility is the eternally peaceful face of Gautam Buddha. The bliss with which Gautam Buddha is depicted in a Buddha painting radiates prosperity, calmness, and a willingness to work towards the path of meditation and a better life. Lord Buddha was known as the ‘Enlightened One’ and his teachings are imbibed in the basic principles of Buddhism. Buddha art is a manifestation of his teachings and helps us attain calmness and stability in life. In a life full of material objects, Buddha emphasized getting rid of materialistic things. Buddha wall art extends to being more than an aesthetic-looking artwork, it also helps in bringing prosperity to our lives. Today, Buddha painting online is available in many abstract forms to suit the needs of people but the original Lord Buddha painting remains to be known as a Thangka painting.
Thangka Buddha wall art is one of the original Buddhist paintings - some of which survive in the famous Ajanta caves of Aurangabad. A Thangka Buddha wall painting is a Buddhist painting that depicts scenes from the life of Lord Buddha. Traditionally, a Thangka buddha canvas is geometrical; the shapes and designs are systematical that are made on grids. They are made on a cotton or silk applique with organic colors and are unframed. When not on display they are rolled like Chinese scroll paintings. Usually small in size, some Thangka paintings are made larger than life to be displayed on monastery walls. Thangka Buddha canvas painting is often related to meditation and used for religious festivals as well. The depiction of historical events in the Gautam Buddha painting becomes an essential medium through which students are taught Buddhism. Today, with the growing popularity of Buddha painting, it has become available in various formats and mediums.
Over the years, Buddha art has taken the shape of a modern piece of art and Lord Buddha is often portrayed in various postures with an abstract format. This fulfills the purpose of selling art and maintaining the sanctity of a Lord Buddha painting. A traditional Thangka or not, a Buddha canvas painting is closely related to Feng Shui and Vaastu Shastra. The placement of a Buddha wall art in your home or office is believed to bring prosperity, good fortune, and a sense of calmness for all. It increases the flow of Chi which is considered the energy of life. Hence, a Buddha painting is always held in high regard.
Our collection of the Gautam Buddha painting is a classical mix of traditional Thangka paintings and abstract Buddha painting. The abstract Buddha art is done in a way that will match the modern interiors of your house but will also add a touch of tranquility and serenity. The traditional set of Thangka set of paintings has a Buddhist painting Mandala known as the ‘Marichi Twenty-five Deity Mandala’ It is based on the famous text ‘Vajravali’ attributed to Abhayakaragupta and has forty-two compositions that were commissioned in honor of Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen. Similarly, the other Lord Buddha painting depicts Tejaprabha, a deity seated in the center who is known as the ‘Buddha of Radiant Light’. He was known for crushing all known calamities with the power of his blazing light, emanating from his body. He is flanked by seven Buddhas known as the ‘Seven Stars of the Great Dipper’ and below them, stand the seven Daoist counterparts known as the ‘Seven Prime Astral’ deities. This depiction of seven buddhas and the primes in a Buddha painting online is aimed at extending a devotee’s life. Traditional Buddha painting also portrays Lord Buddha in different forms; one of them depicted in our collection is Vairocana, which is a celestial form of the Buddha. In the Gautam Buddha painting, he is depicted as the main and perfect Buddha of meditation and is seen, holding in his hand, a ‘teaching circle’. Another Buddha art shows Buddha himself preaching - delivering his sermons and teachings to his disciples and pointing them towards the true nature of the universe known as the dharma.
One of the fascinating Buddha wall painting that we have is of a female version of Buddha. Known as Tara, she is a female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and is known as the mother of liberation. The presence of the deity Tara is considered to be lucky in the field of work and helps in earning achievements. As a meditation deity, she is worshipped to develop qualities of compassion, loving, kindness, and emptiness. She is considered to have various forms; the one depicted in our Buddha painting collection is known as the ‘Khadiravani-Tara’ or the Tara of the acacia forest who is famous to have appeared to Nagarjuna in the Khadiravani forest of South India and protects from the eight great fears.
Lord Buddha may have various forms but the ultimate goal he preaches is to find inner peace as a human being and lead the best life with compassion and kindness. Our Buddha painting collection at the Bimba is an effort to create a world where art and good fortune belong together. Pick and choose from our wide variety of collections and bring home great life lessons and tranquility with the Lord Buddha painting.