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Walking Monks

Artist: Sukbir Bishwa
Medium: Pastel colours on Bhutanese paper (framed)
Year: 2015
Size: 42 x 89 cm (visible), 46 x 93 cm (with frame)
Number: 0032

One of the most classic paintings of this series is the simple but graceful illustration of three monks who keep on going their way. Only their fleeting shadows can be seen in the picture as well. Again, the typical drapery of their robes reflects the deliberate walk of these dignitaries. The cream-colored Bhutanese paper gives the work a warm and quiet charisma.

The Artist

The Bishwas are a family of artists. Sukbir is well known in Bhutan. He is one of the very first contemporary painters.

Many years ago, he gave up a secure job in the administration and became an artist. He himself says that he is art addicted and would prefer to paint from dawn to dusk. But his gallery, one of the first in Bhutan, also requires his presence.

He also introduced his son, Salil Bishwa, to modern art and taught him how to paint. In order to avoid confusion, Sukbir signs his paintings with S. Bishwa I.


Other Works of Art by Sukbir Bishwa

Monks with Chorten
Monk with Prayer Flags
Sitting Monks
Chorten with Prayer Flags

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