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artist Ding Yunpeng was born in Xiuning, in the province Anhui. He is
mainly famous for his figural paintings, especially the Buddha
depictions and landscapes with figures. His style reminds of Qui Ying
(approx. 1494-1552), one of the Four Masters of the Ming Dynasty. The artist’s seal and his signature are often found on the left
hand side “Ding Yunpeng gong hua” (“Ding Yunpeng painted in respect”).
His painting of Buddha Amithaba shows intense colors, especially evident in its
bold blue Lotus flower, whereupon sits the so-called Buddha Amithaba.
He has raised his right arm and his left hand is relaxed, resting on his
lap, drawing attention to the beautiful gold ornamentation of his red
garment, which covers his body in gentle folds. The silk bordure frame
corresponds well with the overall coloring on the Buddha. The detailed
head is surrounded by a sun-like halo, which could be interpreted as a
symbol of light in Buddhist teachings.
Amitabha Buddhism has its origins
in India, spreading to China in the 5th century. It teaches trust in
the infinite goodness of Amitabha and an expectation of rebirth in the
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