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.
The recently retired Adobe Flash Player that enabled this website's Zoom function has now been replaced by a new Zoomify system which is far more secure. Meanwhile, due to Coronavirus, the worldwide postal systems have often been subject to delays, with the UK Royal Mail Service increasing its prices four times over this past year. While mailing to the USA, now classed as 'World Zone 3', has now the most expensive, with 'World Zone 2' for Australia and New Zealand, and 'World Zone 1' for the rest of the world. Due to the unpredictability of international deliveries, I have often chosen to pay extra for Tracking on more expensive worldwide orders, so that I can inform customers of their items progress in case of delays.
This thangka depicts the assembly of the forty-two 'peaceful' (zhi) and fifty-eight 'wrathful' (khro) deities that constitute the Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities of the Zhitro (Tib. zhi-khro) or Bardo Mandala. These deities are precisely described in the well-known text of the Bardo Thodol or 'Tibetan Book of the Dead', as they sequentially arise from the heart, throat and crown chakras during the forty-nine day period of the 'intermediate state' (bardo) that is said to occur between death and rebirth.
Artist : Dorje Tamang
Price From : £30.00
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
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A bargain set of around sixty different 6 x 4 inch postcards, plus 5 or 6 large format postcards of Kuan Yin, Kalachakra Sand Mandala, Shri Yantra, Four-Armed Chenrezig, Ganapati, and Green Tara. All of these postcards need to fit into a padded and card-stiffened envelope that weighs less than 500 grams, as international postage charges have increased dramatically throughout this Covid pandemic. As a 'Large Letter' the airmail postage cost to the USA at present would cost around GBP £9.00 (US $12.30), and to the EU around 6 Euros. Vajravarahi, the 'vajra-sow', is the female consort of the major yidam deity, Heruka Chakrasamvara. As a yidam deity in her own right, Vajravarahi is a specific aspect of the goddess Vajrayogini, who likewise belongs to the 'mother tantra' class of the 'highest yoga-tantra' practices, which emphasize the development of wisdom. Vajravarahi is youthful, lusty, semi-wrathful, three-eyed and ruby-red in colour. She stands in dancing 'bow-and-arrow' posture with her left foot pressing upon a golden sun disc, a corpse, a white moon disc and a lotus that rests upon a triangular rock formation.
Artist : Various
Price : £26.50