“A picture is worth a thousand words” is more than just a cliche in Tibetan art. This week’s selection for Art of the Week is a perfect example, telling the life story features a painting of the Indian scholar Shantarakshita in several painted vignettes.,Shantarakshita was an important figure in establishing Tibetan Buddhist monastic and scholastic traditions in Tibet, in different episodes of his life, and. Hhis spiritual development is depicted here, illustrated in the first three scenes that includes his ordination as a monk, his receiving of the “Gradual Path” teachings to enlightenment, and his own spiritual training leading to his realization of true knowledge. Learn more about the other scenes in our online collection search.
Shared by rubinmuseum (Rubin Museum of Art) and selected for Art.