"...there exists in Buddhism the concept of a rainbow body... the rainbow body signifies the awakening of the inner self to the complete reservoir of terrestrial knowledge that it is possible to access before stepping over the threshold to the state of Nirvana..."
"In its characteristic unique way, Buddhist thought divides the eventful life of its founder into twelve glorious "events." These defining incidents of his life are given visual form in densely packed sequences narrated in a special genre of paintings... These artworks not only delineate Buddha's gradual progress towards spiritual enlightenment, but also present a visual depiction of a vast number of abstract philosophical notions underlying esoteric Buddhism..."
A Thangka is a painted or embroidered banner which was hung in a monastery or a family altar and carried by lamas in ceremonial processions. In Tibetan the word 'than' means flat and the suffix 'ka' stands for painting. The Thangka is thus a kind of painting done on flat surface but which can be rolled up when not required for display.
Triple Mandalas of Buddha (Tibetan Buddhist)
Tibetan Thangka Painting Size of Painted Surface 14.8 inch X 19.3 inch Size with Brocade 24 inch X 34 inch
Adi Guru Shankaracharya
Oil Painting on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 24.0 inch X 36.0 inch
Ramayana in Pictures
Water Color Painting on Patti Folk Art From The Temple Town Puri (Orissa)Artist: Rabi Behra 72 inch x 38 inch
The Mughal Harem
Water Color Painting On Paper Artist: Kailash Raj 15.0 inch x 10.8 inch
Oil Painting on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 60 inch X 48 inch
Two Young Bedia Women – A Tribe Earning Its Bread by Dancing
Oil Painting on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 48 inch X 36 inch