Avalokitesvara with Water and Moon

Goryeo Buddhist painting of Suwol-Gwaneum-Do
or literally Painting of Water Moon Avalokitevara Bodhisattva     Material : Ink and colors on silk

Avalokitesvara with Water and Moon 鏡神社 419.5 x 254.2cm 




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The paintings named Avalokitesvara with Water and Moon were very popular during the Goryeo Dynasty and the Joseon Dynasty. Though this painting was deeply influenced by the conventions of Goryeo paintings, it has considerable modifications from Joseon techniques and styles.
The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara who is well composed in the center of the painting sits on the auspicious grass above a rocky throne in the waves. He is endowed with one large halo behind his body and one small green halo around his head. He is wearing a splendid crown decorated with lotuses and beautiful jewels. Below is the boy Sudhana paying his respects to Avalokitesvara.
Differing from the Goryeo paintings, the significant characteristics of this painting are the frontal pose, the elongated figure, the small facial features, and the stylized and abstract lines used to depict the robes and the waves. 


Avalokitesvara with Water and Moon 鏡神社 419.5 x 254.2cm



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