Welcome to Tibetan Art
Welcome to tibetanart.com - the website of the British artist, author and scholar Robert Beer, who has studied and practiced Tibetan Art for the past forty years. In recent years he has worked closely with the finest Newar artists and Tibetan thangka painters of the Kathmandu Valley to assemble a unique and extensive collection of the finest contemporary Tibetan and Newar paintings of Buddhist and Hindu deities.
The main purpose of this site is to display the incredible skills of these individual artists by making many of their original paintings available as fine-art Giclee Prints, all of which are meticulously accurate in their iconography and detail. Each painting has a detailed description written by Robert Beer, who is working in association with Wisdom Books to produce these archival prints. Also exhibited on this website are some of the the exquisite visionary paintings and mandalas of John Miles. So essentially it is the artists themselves who are represented here, for they are truly some of the most visionary, innovative and divinely inspired painters of our time.
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Fifteen New Giclee Prints Now Avaliable (January. 2014)
January 2014. I have now finished writing the descriptions for fifteen new Giclee Prints that are now available, as of January 1st 2014. These prints can now be viewed in enlarged detail in the ‘New Tibetan Prints-2014’ gallery (six new images), and in the ‘New Newar Prints-2014’ gallery (nine new images). These new Giclee Print images are:
White Sukhasiddhi (Khechari)
This painting shows the secret dakini aspect of Vajrayogini as White Khechari, whose practice is associated with the great eleventh century Indian yogini, Sukhasiddhi. Niguma and Sukhasiddhi were the two yogini teachers of the Tibetan master Khyungpo Naljor (10th-12th century), the founder of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition, who considered Sukhasiddhi to be both his kindest teacher and his secret consort. The Shangpa Kagyu lineage is renowned for its unique highest yoga tantra doctrines, known as 'The Six Doctrines of Sukhasiddhi' and 'The Six Doctrines of Niguma'. In appearance Sukhasiddhi is traditionally depicted as a peaceful white yogini who holds a skull-cup and points to the sky. The 'Five Golden Doctrines' of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition are: The Six Doctrines of Niguma (the Root); Mahamudra (the Trunk); the Three Aspects of Bringing to the Path (the Branches); White Khechari and Red Khecari (the Flowers); Deathlessness and Non Deviation (the Fruit).
Artist : Raj Prakash Tuladhar
Price : £75.00
Vidyadhari (Akash Yogini)
Vidyadhari, the 'Knowledge Holder', manifests as one of the four principal aspects of Vajrayogini in the Newar Buddhist tradition, where she is commonly known as Bidjeshwori Devi, or Akash-yogini, the ‘Sky (Skt. akasha) or Space-going’ aspect of the goddess Vajrayogini. The Bijeshwori temple in Kathmandu is situated above the western bank of the Vishnumati River on the road to Swayambhu, and its Newar name is derived from Vidhyeshvari, meaning the ‘Wisdom Goddess'. The presiding goddess of this temple is specifically associated with the Indian Mahasiddha Maitripa, who practiced and attained the realization of this flying aspect of Vajrayogini at this site, so she is also known as Maitri-dakini, or Maitri-khechari.
Artist : Sukha Raj
Price From : £75.00
B/W Vajradhara (Urgyen Dorje Chang)
This sepia composition depicts the ‘Primordial Buddha’ Vajradhara in union with his consort, Vajrayogini, which is the dharmakaya form that the ‘Precious Guru’, Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava, assumed when he received the Mahayoga teachings directly from Vajrasattva. In this form Padmasambhava appears as Urgyen Dorje Chang in union with his white consort, Yeshe Tsogyal, as one of the Guru’s eight manifestations (Tib. Guru Tsengye). These eight different aspects relate to eight specific events that occurred during different periods of Padmasambhava’s life as an exceptionally skilful teacher and tantric practitioner.
Artist : Sukha Raj
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