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 color on paper

Measurements(cm)
176x77

Creation Date
2011

Inscriptions
題跋:觀世音菩薩耳根法門返聞問自性方法最宜於末法眾生修行 與佛慈身同體大悲之妙力救七難解三毒應二求顯卅二應身 辛卯年九月於京夏荊山敬書時年八十七 印記:佛光普照印上佛像肖形(朱文鳥蟲篆)、夏氏(朱文)、夏荊山(白文)、楠竺居士(朱文)、荊山藏畫(白文)

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

Accession Number
AV-00012-W-GH
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