Most mainstream religions have a figure that they believe will appear to save mankind - Christians have Christ, Hindus have Krishna, Muslims have Imam Mahdi, Jews the Messiah and Buddhists Maitreya. Berlin has a deep spiritual connection to Buddhism and representations of various Buddhas form a large part of his art works. Blue Crystal Maitreya represents tranquility, purity & healing and the overall quality of wisdom with the different nuances in the shading having differing meanings. Berlin is a renowned exponent of Buddhist art and this piece is a beautiful example.
Hand ground pigments, oil on canvas.