Lotus Born by Karma Phuntsok, Padmasambhava, Guru Rinpoche, Karma art, Tibetan Art, Buddhist art, Thangka Art, Guru Art, Tonka Art,Karma Art


The central figure is Padmasambhava, or "Lotus Born." He is also known as Guru Rinpoche meaning precious master. In the upper right is Shakyamuni Buddha, or the historical Buddha. Padmasambhava was an 8th-century Buddhist master who is recognized for bringing Vajrayana Buddhism from India to Tibet. He is an important symbol of enlightenment in Buddhism and Hinduism, and his image is often visualized during meditation. Padmasambhava is closely associated with the terma tradition in Tibet. He is said to have hidden secret teachings until the time they would be needed and understood.

This painting combines Buddhist thangka painting with realism in the background of lotus flowers and lily pads. The lotus is a symbol for awakening in Eastern traditions. This depiction of the lotus pond also references the water lilies of French Impressionist painters.


TITLE: Lotus Born
ARTIST: Karma Phuntsok

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(in inches)

• 6x9" Fine Art Print
• 10x15" Canvas Giclee

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Karma Phuntsok is a pioneer of Tibetan contemporary art and one of the few Tibetan artists who experienced first-hand the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959. After escaping to India, Karma studied traditional Tibetan thangka painting for several years. In the 1970's he first began to explore new techniques and materials, interweaving modern with traditional symbols. Karma's paintings are now held in public and private collections around the world. As one of today's most influential artists, Karma has also paved the way for others, both Tibetan and non-Tibetan, seeking new ways to combine traditional Tibetan iconography with contemporary work. Karma has become known as the Father of Tibetan contemporary art.

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Lovely print. Expectations more than met. Thank you.

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