|Go to the hanging scrolls|
This gallery shows hanging scrolls of Japanese calligraphy and sumi painting introducing the principle of noncultural Buddhist art.
It was the late Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa who through his Dharma art activity encouraged very much the practice of this Buddhist art.
Noncultural Buddhist art is a universal
experience of mankind, it is a statement
of inner search and awakening.
This experience has been described differently within various cultural contexts, but the essence is always the same. In Zen calligraphy it is taught as the expression of the Buddha mind, which reveals itself in the brushstroke, while in the Taoist tradition it is referred to as the direct reflection of the Tao in the artwork.
The essence of noncultural Buddhist art is its inner quality, the inner form, which appeals to our own perfection as human beings.
A glimpse of clarity and openness
For both the artist and the viewer the key to noncultural Buddhist art is meditation itself. Through meditation the artist becomes more aware and mindful, and her/his artwork becomes a spontaneous expression of this increased clarity and openness. Through the initiated eye, the viewer sees the inner form and participates directly in this experience of meditation and devotion.
The searching eye finds the inner form
Artist Nadja Van Ghelue presents her calligraphy and sumi painting on silk hanging scrolls as an exponent of this noncultural Buddhist art. She hopes that you will enjoy browsing her Japanese calligraphy and sumi painting.
Modern Japanese calligraphy hanging scrolls
It has always been her wish to have some of her Japanese calligraphy artwork mounted on hanging scrolls, and with the noncultural Buddhist art gallery this wish has been fulfilled
She herself says: “I often bring to mind the natural magic of hanging scrolls. They recall carefully arranged rooms and temples and they invite to sit down and communicate with them. This is the enchantment of hanging scrolls, their living presence.”
Buy original art
For each calligraphy or sumi painting the artist has carefully chosen the right colors and textiles and in trustful cooperation with the Asian mounter the construction of each hanging scroll has been successfully finished. The results are unique hanging scrolls that make the message of noncultural Buddhist art still more whole.
Click the Japanese hanging scrolls to enlarge the images, and read more comments by the artist.
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