Avalokiteśvara

Avalokiteśvara is dressed in white, sitting atop of the blue lotus, chin resting in the right hand, head slightly tilted as if in thought. This is a variation of the forms for illustrating Avalokiteśvara in thought, symbolizing Avalokiteśvara looking for ways to save people from their pains and troubles. Below the image is a dragon king presenting treasures, while above there is a parrot holding prayer beads in its beak, which are all elements of the South Sea Avalokiteśvara. Xia Jing Shan uses the Avalokiteśvara in thought and the South Sea Avalokiteśvara by deconstructing them and then recomposing both, using faint ink to outline the clothes, supplemented by white lead lines for decoration. This application of paint strokes and color use give a sense of layers. The background further uses the automatism to present the water ink, providing rich sense of flavor and modernity to the painting.
简中|大慈观世音菩萨

Object Work Type
Paintings

Artist
Xia Jing Shan

Materials
colour on paper

Measurements(cm)
72x137

Creation Date
2010

Accession Number
AV-00053-DR
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