Healing practices, physical and spiritual, played an important role in the transmission of Buddhism throughout Asia. In this mural, Bhaishajyaguru (Yaoshi fo), the Buddha of medicine, wears a red robe and is attended by a large assembly of related deities, including two seated bodhisattvas who hold symbols for the sun and the moon. The twelve warriors, six at each side, symbolize the Buddha’s vows to help others. The robust, full-faced figure and the shallow spatial construction are characteristic of the work of Zhu Haogu, who was active in the early fourteenth century and painted both Buddhist and Daoist imagery.
Period: Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date: ca. 1319
Medium: Water-based pigment over foundation of clay mixed with straw
Dimensions: H. 751.8 cm; W. 1511.3 cm
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jhm (134518) 2012-11-12 3:06
Thank you very much for your interesting notes, I learn everyday on TE.
The lady has a lot attention for these nice Fresco.
This image has a very high quality and sharpness.
Excellent composition , good presentation too. TFS.
Have a nice workweek,
larhrissiHicham (577) 2012-11-12 3:58
This pic is very interesting and highly artistic. The lady seems deep into her reflections about the exposed object (don't know if it's a mural painting or an oriental carpet of the Buddha of Medicine).
I also noticed that the color of the lady's shirt is quite the same compared to the piece of fabric around Buddha's body.
sabermonajati (8845) 2012-11-12 4:24
interesting frame you shot and lady is good scale for paint.
siudzi (31831) 2012-11-12 13:29
Very interesting way of presenting this fantastic art. Human gives a scale to the scene. Well seen and executed. Thanks for sharing.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-11-13 5:38
Ola André ,
Muito interessante esta pintura deste Buda nesta parede , gostei do momento com esta rapariga a olhar os detalhes , é a tua mulher ? , bom uso da foto na vertical , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
adores (33944) 2012-11-16 16:24
Um pouco invulgar ver uma pintura de Buda em Nova Iorque:)! Gosto da pintura e da composição, com a mulher tão concentrada na pintura. Engraçado, que até as cores das roupas combinam:)!
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (12195)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: New York City
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-12 2:32