Avalokiteśvara amongst cranes and bamboos

Avalokiteśvara in white clothes has a kind look, and is sitting in the lotus position on the rock. The background has rocks and bamboo grove, create the imagery of the Avalokiteśvara in the bamboo grove. This is one of the common variations of imagry for the Avalokiteśvara faith at Mount Putuo. Using blue-green landscape technique to illustrate the rocks, and placing six cranes around the Avalokiteśvara is not a Buddhist tradition, but a symbolism of the painting for good fortune from the Ming/Qing Dynasty period call “six cranes welcoming spring”. Xia Jing Shan showed his thoughtfulness by combining the traditional Buddhist imagery construction with the secular celebratory theme and material.
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Object Work Type
Paintings

Artist
Xia Jing Shan

Materials
ink and colour on paper

Measurements(cm)
176x77

Creation Date
2011

Note
Showcased at “Xia Jing Shan Art Exhibition”,National Museum of China,2018.

Accession Number
AV-00012-W-GH
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