UNTITLED (CHAKRAMAN), NEPAL, 19TH CENTURY. DISTEMPER ON COTTON, 293 X 51.5 CM. COLLECTION QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY, PURCHASED 2010 WITH FUNDS FROM THE HENRY AND AMANDA BARTLETT TRUST THROUGH THE QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY FOUNDATION – TAASA Review December 2011
Such paintings illustrate metaphysical concepts to assist Hindu and Buddhist yogic practitioners with visualisation and to enhance meditation.
They were produced as folding manuscripts on paper, as well as fabric scrolls.
This work is a rare example of this South Asian art form, and a fascinating combination of strictly determined iconography and contemporary styles. Russell Storer, Curatorial Manager, Asian and Pacific Art, Queensland Art Gallery ...