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01 Jul 2017




Tara Paintings

by Susanne Isabel Krajanek

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I painted these pictures of the 21 forms of Tara between 1990 and 2014, mostly in Bodhgaya and in the Upper Ganga valley in India. The explanations and description of the Iconographies I found at first in Martin Wilsons book ‘In Praise of Tara’ and also in the encyclopedia of Buddhist icons ‘Deities of Tibetan Buddhism-The Zurich Paintings of the Icons Worthwhile to See’ by Martin Willson, Martin Brauen and Robert Beer. I was very happy to see the small block-prints and learn about these iconographic descriptions how to depict the Goddess Tara’s 21 forms, which originated in India and is...