Featured Artist in Collection

H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III


This is a painting in the “Thickly Piled Patches of Color” style. The entire painting vividly expresses the inner powers and conceptions underlying the artist’s techniques. The work is simple, casual, and natural. The sunflowers, stems, leaves, vase, and tabletop fully reveal adeptness in the application of color patches and brushwork based on a magnanimous, unattached state of mind. Four different techniques were used to convey the Thickly Piled Patches of Color style, all of which show the skills of the artist in depicting this picturesque scene. Impressionism and realism are both incorporated within this work.

A small number of color patches form a charming image of the flowers. Smooth, vigorous, and natural strokes portray a scene of rare artistry. The sunflowers have an extremely interesting withered quality, even an insect-infested look, which leaves a lasting impression on the viewer. The sunflower works of the great master of oil paintings, Vincent van Gogh, reached the pinnacle of art in the history of Western painting. Yet, when compared with those remarkable paintings of van Gogh, this sunflower painting by H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III inspires great admiration, leaving the viewer with only one impression: artistry too beautiful to be duplicated, embodying both impressionism and realism, has come to this world through the “Thickly Piled Patches of Color” style!