Buddha in Dhyanmudra (Ajanta series), painting by Professional Artist Vijay Kulkarni

Buddhist painting at Indiaart Gallery

Vijay Kulkarni who studied fine art at Sir J. J. School of Art, Mumbai decided to dedicate his life to Ajanta paintings at an early stage in his professional painting career. The Ajanta frescoes are amongst the highest pinnacles achieved by Indian fine arts in its long, continuous march from pre-historic cave paintings to the contemporary art of the present day. Enough has been written about them – the masterful line-work, natural colours, primitive tools, the forms, the composition, the delicate delineation of emotions. In these dark caves with uncertain reflected lighting, a whole school of painting richly records the contemporary social mores, and in the tales depicted, the highest and noblest aspirations of mankind.

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Buddha in Dhyanmudra (Ajanta series), painting by Vijay Kulkarni
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Vijay Kulkarni
Professional Artist

Art No

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8130

Artist

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Vijay Kulkarni

Title

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Buddha in Dhyanmudra (Ajanta series)

Medium

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Acrylic on Canvas

Size

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30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

Remarks
Gautama Buddha (c. 563 BCE/480 BCE – c. 483 BCE/400 BCE), also known as Siddhartha Gautama or simply Buddha, was an ascetic and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.

Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the srama?a movement common in his region. At the age of 29, Siddhartha left his palace to meet his subjects. Despite his father's efforts to hide from him the sick, aged and suffering, Siddhartha was said to have seen an old man. When his charioteer Channa explained to him that all people grew old, the prince went on further trips beyond the palace. On these he encountered a diseased man, a decaying corpse, and an ascetic. These depressed him, and he initially strove to overcome ageing, sickness, and death by living the life of an ascetic.

Following this incident, Gautama was famously seated under a pipal tree—now known as the Bodhi tree—in Bodh Gaya, India, when he vowed never to arise until he had found the truth. At the age of 35, he is said to have attained Enlightenment, and became known as the Buddha or "Awakened One" ("Buddha" is also sometimes translated as "The Enlightened One").

(source : Wikipedia)

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