Chinese Paintings of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III
─ The Manifestation of the Craftsmanship Vidya of a Consummate Artist
In his art, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has indeed assimilated the essence of traditional Chinese painting. Not only has His Holiness leaned from the painting traditions of Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasty scholars, His Holiness has also easily mastered the grand and vigorous style of pre-Song dynasty painting, Yet, H. H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has not merely emulated the techniques of any one painter or any one school. His Holiness has learned from ancient artistry and has also learned from nature. Combining the two, His Holiness has created a novel and unique style of his own. From a careful examination of paintings by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III, it is not difficult to see the legacy of tradition and the spirit of originality. The paintings of previous generations of Chinese artists cannot match His Holiness’s paintings. *
The appreciation of every painting will bring us to a state that is beyond words. With our ordinary eyes, it is impossible for us to perceive the kind of level it requires for one to be able to create such details and vividness in a painting. We can only say that the manifestation of the Craftsmanship Vidya of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III proves to us the magnificence of Buddha Dharma.
*Please refer to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III-a Treasury of True Buddha-Dharma p. 391