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Capturing the divine light on canvas

Madhur Tankha


NEW DELHI: Oil paintings capturing different facets of Lord Buddha are being showcased at a fortnight-long exhibition of Prince Chand’s paintings at Studio Vasant in Hauz Khas Village here.

Prince Chand whose 25 paintings are on display until July 26 under the title “Divine Light of Lord Buddha” says: “In 2007, I had a dream in which I saw Lord Buddha standing on a river with a light passing through him. The light denoted enlightenment and this is precisely what I have tried to showcase in the exhibition. For two years, I worked on 173 paintings on Lord Buddha.”

To give authenticity to his works on Lord Buddha, Prince Chand travelled to the Ajanta-Ellora caves to carefully observe and interpret works on Buddhist religious art.

Describing him as a shining star on the art horizon, Manmohan Chadha, an art connoisseur, says Prince Chand has made a distinctive place for himself in the art arena through his impressive paintings that include his masterpieces on Lord Buddha, Mother Teresa, Radha-Krishna and Guru Nanak Dev.

The artist recently gifted three of his paintings on Radha-Krishna to President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Tracing the historical trajectory of Buddha’s representation in art Victor Vijay, painter and assemblage artist, says Greek influence brought the realism in rendering Buddha image which was to be used by later artists to convey “not an image but wisdom.” He adds that Dhyani Buddha with closed eyes conveying serenity and peace is the most popular Buddha image.

Speaking of the artist behind the “Divine Light of Lord Buddha” paintings Victor Vijay says that “Prince Chand nicely continues to carry forward the heritage of rendering the Buddha as per artistic dictates of the centuries old art.

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