Virginia Peck’s Buddha Head Paintings

Here are some wonderful paintings by Virginia Peck of Buddha Heads. The video appears to have been made by Alexander Smolyaninov for his online (?) Contemporary Art Gallery at YouTube, where there are plenty of other contemporary artists treated in a similar style.

I am always happy to see artists reimagining the forms of the past, which shows that they are still alive and living in someone’s imagination. That is so much better than the rude and stylised copies of the past that we see in so many places today.

Each of Virginia’s Buddhas seems to have a personality of its own, and even though she has painted the same subject scores of times, each one is different. If you would like to own one for yourself, there are plenty for sale at her website: Virginia Peck.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGsenLQOcDw

 

Some Stills from the Documentary

 

Buddha Head

 

Buddha Head

 

Buddha Head

 

Buddha Head

 

Buddha Head

 

Buddha Head

 




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