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Boldly reinterpreting an age-old artistic style of painting, this beautiful edition of Celestial Gallery showcases intricately rendered Tibetan-style mandalas, reproduced from a precious collection of magnificent scroll paintings. Master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of artisan monks have rendered Nepalese contemporary versions of deities such as White Tara, the Medicine Buddha and Dakini mandala, and other traditional Buddhist iconography in powerful detail and vibrant ...

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New York 2009 First edition first printing of this 2009 edition. Paintings of Romio Shrestha. Text by Ian A. Baker. Foreword by Deepak Chopra. Afterword by A. F. Thurman. Folio ... 14 1/4" x 10". Slick pictorial boards. 64 pages printed on slick paper. Glossary. Clean. Sharp. Like new condition. Read more Show Less

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Boldly reinterpreting an age-old artistic style of painting, this beautiful edition of Celestial Gallery showcases intricately rendered Tibetan-style mandalas, reproduced from a precious collection of magnificent scroll paintings. Master painter Romio Shrestha and his team of artisan monks have rendered Nepalese contemporary versions of deities such as White Tara, the Medicine Buddha and Dakini mandala, and other traditional Buddhist iconography in powerful detail and vibrant colors.

The Buddha’s message, beautifully echoed in the visionary thangka paintings of Shrestha, speaks to the universal desire for a sense of love, completion, and connectedness with the world around us. Presented in new contexts unconstrained by religious and artistic convention, Celestial Gallery offers an opportunity for a fresh awakening to the spirit of the tradition as it pushes the boundaries in our world today.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435116337
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/11/2009
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 14.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Romio Shrestha is a master of the artistic traditions of Nepal and Tibet. Shrestha’s magnificent collection, Celestial Gallery, has sold more than fifty thousand copies. He directs a school of artist-craftsmen in the Kathmandu valley of Tibet. Shrestha’s work can be found in the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and Tibet House in New York City.

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    Mesmerizing!

    A wonderful, hypnotic &extraordinary collection of ancient eastern devotional imagery with textural interpretations.

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