Welcome to tibetanart.com - the website of the British artist and author Robert Beer, who first began to study and practice Tibetan Art in 1970. Showcased in galleries are masterpieces of Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu Tantric art painted by the finest contemporary thangka painters and Newar artists of the Kathmandu Valley.
The main purpose of this site is to reveal the incredible skills of these artists by making their original works available as fine-art Giclee Prints, which are all meticulously accurate in their iconography, colour fidelity and detail. Each painting has a precise description written by Robert Beer, who is working with a master printer to individually produce these archival prints. Also exhibited are the exquisite visionary paintings and mandalas of John F B Miles, along with other deity prints and postcards. Essentially the artists themselves are represented here as some of the most spiritual and divinely inspired painters of our time.
News from tibetanart.com
October 17th 2016 - All Giclee Prints now reduced by 20%
As of today I have reduced the prices of all my Giclee Prints by around 20% or more. This is because I now run this website myself, following the recent closure of Wisdom Books UK, who previously administered my site for me. I wish to stress that these fine-art or ‘archival museum quality’ prints are each individually produced to the highest possible standard, and everyone who has so far purchased and commented on them has been amazed by their meticulous detail and colour fidelity.
Dudjom Tersar Refuge Tree
This thangka, painted by Chewang Dorje in 2003, depicts the Nyingma Refuge Tree or Merit Field assembly that is visualized in the ‘Preliminary Practices’ (ngondro) of the Dudjom Tersar or ‘New Treasures (tersar) of Dudjom’ tradition, which were revealed relatively recently by Dudjom Lingpa and his successor Dudjom Rinpoche. Padmasambhava is said to have composed this concise practice, along with other related practices in the early ninth century, before concealing them as hidden treasures (terma) that would be revealed in a more degenerate time when people had less time to practice the Dharma.
Artist : Chewang Dorje
Price From : £96.00
This rare thangka portrays the complete assembly of the twenty-one Taras according to the tradition of the early Indian Buddhist master, Suryagupta. There are three main traditions that depict the twenty-one Taras, the first being the Nagarjuna and Atisha tradition, where all of the Taras are virtually identical in appearance, except for their body colours and the colours of the vases they hold in their lowered right hands. The second is the Longchenpa tradition, where all twenty-one Taras are also similar in appearance, except for their individual attributes that rest upon their left hand-held lotuses. And the third is the Suryagupta tradition, where each Tara appears in her own unique form, as represented here.
Artist : Dorje Tamang
Price From : £56.00
Vajrayogini (Naro Khandroma)
This composition depicts Vajrayogini (Tib. Dorje Naljorma) in her form as Naro Khandroma or 'Naropa's Dakini'. Vajrayogini belongs to the Highest Yoga Tantra class of deities and is the principle female yidam deity or dakini in the Vajrayana Buddhist pantheon. As the consort of Chakrasamavara she is of equal importance in both the Tibetan and Newar Buddhist traditions. In the Newar tradition Vajrayogini has four main aspects, each of which has her own special temple within the Kathmandu Valley. And these four temples are located at the sacred sites of Sankhu, Parping, Bijeshvari, and Guhyeshvari.
Artist : Sukha Raj
Price From : £56.00
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 : £62.00