Friday, August 31, 2007

Tibetan Image Resource

With all due respect to Khyentse Rinpoche, who claims he just can't stand Tibetan art, I fancy Tibetan art in all in forms. I understand why he says what he says, and he is quite right: the deities look nothing like they are pictured in the iconography as it has evolved. Still, art is art. Some people have yet to discover the marvelous online resource of Tibetan art at You can spend hours wandering through this digital museum. My favorite piece is this statue of Jigme Lingpa. Now, whether he actually looked like this statue is not the point. Here we have an amusing evocation of what he "might" have looked like.

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