dalai lama


clever idea for a painting currently on show at the cncpt13 gallery in amsterdam: although it is illegal to celebrate the dalai lama’s birthday or paint his picture in tibet a dutch artist (airco caravan) had a painting created in several separate parts

…without knowing, 16 artists in China painted a part of the Dalai Lama. They were invited to produce ‘abstract’ impressionistic oil paintings, based on photos uploaded onto their websites. The pictures were pieces of the portrait, but were rotated and named ‘Curtains’, ‘Grandpa’, ‘Mango’ and the like. Together the Chinese painters created an illegal painting, symbolizing peace and unity in many different ways… it took her a half year to collect all of the pieces together (via ‘de volkskrant’)

m / 24-06-2013 09:03 - tags: , ,  

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