Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Buddhist, Hindu artworks come alive in brilliant color in new series of posters

By Antonia Blumberg
B. G. Sharma, gouache on board, 1960s, Sharma Picture Publications, Bombay (Mumbai). Rama, lord of Ayodha, stands centermost, flanked by wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, while Hanuman kneels in respectful adoration below. Reprinted from Gods in Print: The Krishna Poster Collection. Published by Mandala Publishing. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Mandala Publishing. All rights reserved.
Mandala Publishing, a branch of multimedia publishing company Insight Editions LP, released two new poster collections on April 14 that illuminate some of the sacred and elaborate stories of Buddhism and Hinduism. Celestial Gallery: The Poster Collection, Volume I contains 40 posters painted by artist Romio Shrestha, who specializes in the sacred artwork of Tibetan Buddhist. His paintings, according to Mandala Publishing, are intended to invite viewers into meditation and reflection. [link]
"Be a light unto yourself," Buddha Sakyamuni declared at the end of his life. Reprinted from Celestial Gallery: The Poster Collection, Volume I. Illustrations by Romio Shrestha. Published by Mandala Publishing. Copyright © 2015. All rights reserved.