Anonymous, 1800 - Portrait of Priest Pyeongwondang - fine art print
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After the death of a Buddhist patriarch, his portrait was often painted to pay tribute to him. These portraits, called jinyeong, also symbolized the long history of succession within the sect, thus strengthening the legitimacy and authority among followers. Often, the portraits themselves became subjects of worship. Many temples housed portraits of the first patriarch of the different schools of Buddhism, well-known monks familiar with the doctrinal studies of Buddhism, and monks who benefited the country. The inscription in the upper left corner of this painting gives the name of the subject, Pyeongweondang Jinyeong. This is the only known portrait of this Buddhist patriarch, and his deeds and accomplishments are as yet unidentified. Praise for Pyeongweondang might once have been written in the red rectangle at the top right; however, the inscription is no longer legible. Typical of the genre, the floor mat and wall create a divided background. Pyeongweondang, facing left, sits in a low chair. In his left hand, he holds a Buddhist wooden staff (Sanskrit: khakkhara) and, in his right hand, he holds Buddhist prayer beads (det. 1). On the low table in front of him are ten sutras, two scrolls, and writing implements including a brush, ink stone, and ink (det. 2). A transparent lidded container sits atop one stack of sutras. Pyeongweondang’s face is unwrinkled and his lips are pursed (det. 3). The artist used a complex painting technique: he first applied white paint to the back of the silk for the face, and then thinly applied an ocher hue from the front. Most of the original color has since been lost. It appears that the robe’s white knot, below the patriarch’s right shoulder, was repainted. The overall composition and color scheme, as well as the subject’s pose, indicate that the portrait was created at the end of the nineteenth century. Read more (Curator Notes)
The modern art masterpiece was created by the painter Anonymous in 1800. The over 220 year-old original had the size of 43 3/8 x 28 7/8 in (110,17 x 73,34 cm) and was painted with the technique panel, ink and color on silk. What is more, the artwork is part of the collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. We are pleased to mention that the masterpiece, which belongs to the public domain is provided with courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org).The creditline of the artpiece is the following: . What is more, the alignment is in portrait format with a side ratio of 1 : 1.2, which implies that the length is 20% shorter than the width.
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Background information on the artist
|Name of the artist:||Anonymous|
|Artist classification:||modern artist|
Piece of art background information
|Work of art name:||"Portrait of Priest Pyeongwondang"|
|General category:||modern art|
|Created in the year:||1800|
|Age of artwork:||over 220 years|
|Painted on:||panel, ink and color on silk|
|Original size:||43 3/8 x 28 7/8 in (110,17 x 73,34 cm)|
|Exhibited in:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|Museum location:||Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
|Website:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art|
|License of artwork:||public domain|
|Courtesy of:||Los Angeles County Museum of Art (www.lacma.org)|
Structured article information
|Article classification:||wall art|
|Reproduction method:||reproduction in digital format|
|Production method:||UV direct printing (digital print)|
|Stock type:||on demand|
|Intended product use:||wall gallery, wall decoration|
|Artwork alignment:||portrait format|
|Aspect ratio:||1 : 1.2 - length : width|
|Implication of image ratio:||the length is 20% shorter than the width|
|Item material variants:||metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), canvas print|
|Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame) sizes:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
|Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) options:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
|Poster print (canvas paper) size variants:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
|Aluminium dibond print size options:||50x60cm - 20x24", 100x120cm - 39x47"|
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