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News from tibetanart.com

May 2018. How to view hi-res images on this website.

Viewing high-resolution Giclee print images on this website, which at present can only be opened on desktop and laptop computers, but hopefully soon on smart-phones and tablets when the website is restructured.

All the images displayed in the Tibetan Art, Newar Tantric Art, and John Miles Art Galleries, can be individually viewed in larger-than-life formats by first clicking on the red ‘View Details’ tab that appears under each brief three- or four-line description. This brings up a larger image with the sizes and prices of Giclee prints available, along with a written description of the painting.

Below this image is a red ‘click to enlarge++’ tab, which when clicked opens up the Zoomify function of the website, with a Z in the bottom left corner and a sliding scale with a triangular pointer that when moved from the minus box (-) to the plus (+) box will magnify the image to a much larger-than-life size. Next to this are four boxes with arrows that enable the viewer to scan every area of this extremely high-resolution image, with a fifth box that when clicked will return the zoom-function to the images original size.


June 18th 2017 – New Giclee Prints added and Thangkas for Sale.

I am continuing to add new Giclee Prints to the Tibetan and Newar Galleries, and have also added a selection of ‘Thangkas for Sale 2017. Many of these are masterpieces by the brilliant artist Sunlal Ratna Tamang, whose work is no longer easily available. Given the exquisite quality of these works their prices are actually very reasonable, although most of them are not mounted in brocade. Unfortunately we’ve also had to change the ‘Contact’ details on the site by adding a ‘Captcha’ panel of characters to identify, after we began to receive several thousand spam generated e-mails from China on a daily basing. Apologies for this, but please do persevere with your ‘Contact Us’ inquiries, because it really is worth it!


May 26th. 2017 – More New Giclee Prints Now Available.

Over these past weeks I've slowly been adding more Giclee Prints to the New 2017 Tibetan Art and Newar Art Galleries, including some of my own paintings in the "New Robert Beer Art 2017" gallery. I plan to continue adding more new images, and as of today had to have my 'Contact/Query' facility changed for more securely receiving genuine email inquiries.

The response from customers in recent months has been extremely positive, with a record number of prints ordered in March. The smaller A4 size prints work well for individual deity images, and the “A4 Mounted” prints are backed and hand-cut and in a dark-grey matte or mounting-board, making them easy to insert in standard 11 x 14 inch frames. The A3 size prints work better for more complex compositions, while the larger and more expensive Medium and Large size Giclee prints on heavy 308gsm Hahnemuhle paper are recommended for large image sizes on the highest possible quality of fine-art paper.


January 14th 2017 - More about new Giclee Print availability.

Having recently added various less expensive Giclee Prints to the site, I also add some free items to each order that I pack and post myself. This applies to the A4, A3 and A3+ size Giclee prints, along with all the Postcards, Posters, Digital Art Prints and Silk Screen Prints. Thus if someone orders six postcards I add a few more for free. With A3 sized Giclees, Digital Art and Screen Print orders I add one or more free A3 Posters to the tube. And with all A4 size print orders I add an A4 Screen Print or two.

This helps balance out the postage costs that are determined by weight, as it costs the same to post nine postcards as it does to post six, and the same applies to an extra poster or two in a tube. I enjoy doing this, as I have more postcards and posters than I do hours of life. And its always good to be generous, with generosity being listed as the first of the ‘six perfections’ (Skt. paramita) of the Buddhist path, although often the most neglected here in the west.

These free additions only apply to the A4, A3, and A3+ Giclee Prints I now produce myself, and not to the SMALL, MEDIUM and LARGE sized Giclee prints on 308 gsm Hahnemuhle fine-art paper, which my printer friend Peter makes, packs and posts out on my behalf.



September 24th. 2017 – More Info on new Giclee Prints etc.

Sales of our Giclee Prints keep increasing, especially those in A4, A3 and A3+ sizes. These are the print sizes I now make myself, after having often spent considerable time digitally improving each image file. The smaller A4 and A4 Mounted sizes work well for single deity compositions, and the two A3 sizes for more complex images, with the MEDIUM and LARGE size prints being better for the most complex deity compositions, such as Mandalas, Refuge Trees, Lineage thangkas, etc.

These MEDIUM and LARGE prints are made on heavy fine-art paper by my friend Peter in Cambridge UK, which he posts on for me in strong six-inch wide tubes; while I make the A3 and A3+ size prints on medium weight fine-art paper and post them in four-inch wide tubes, which have less expensive postal charges. The A4 prints are sent out in strong flat envelopes, and the A4 Mounted prints in large reinforced padded envelopes.

With every order that I myself send out, be it Giclee prints, screen and digital prints, posters or postcards, I always try to add to add a few extra free posters, postcards or screen prints. And I also welcome more substantial orders from Buddhist related centres or shops, with discounts given. Recently added is a new section of ‘Testimonials’, and having recently had my ‘Blog” section reactivated again by my webmaster, I intend soon to add a Blog on ‘Frequently asked Questions’, so that I can refer customer enquiries directly to the Blog page rather than frequently having to answer such questions myself, which often takes up much of my time. My thanks to everyone for your custom and compliments - Robert Beer.


October 2018 – Viewing Hi-res Images on this website.

My webmaster is still working on restructuring the website for viewing high resolution images on smart-phone and tablets, which at present can only be view on desktop and laptop computers. We have also added an ongoing list of customer ‘Testimonials’, and have recently supplied some large size canvas prints to a few customers. At present these canvas prints would only be available for certain large compositions that can be printed close to their original sizes on either 36 inch (91.5 cm) or 44 inch (112 cm) wide canvas, such as the larger thangka compositions shown in the 'Featured Art' section below.

All of the Giclee Print images displayed in the Tibetan Art, Newar Tantric Art, and John Miles Art Galleries, can each be viewed in larger-than-life formats by clicking on the red ‘View Details’ tab that appears under each brief description. This brings up a larger image with the sizes and prices of Giclee prints available, along with a written description of the painting.

Below this larger image is a red ‘click to enlarge++’ tab, which opens up the website's Zoomify function, with a sliding scale and triangular pointer that when moved from the minus box (-) to the plus (+) box will magnify the image to a much larger-than-life size. Next to this are four boxes with arrows that enable the viewer to scan all areas of this high-resolution image, with a fifth box that when returns the zoom-function to the image's original size.


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