Earth Touching Buddha
Lord Buddha, who was living a luxurious life when he was young has been painted in this beautiful Batik painting. He was the prince of Kapilabastu and like other princes for him too life was a bed of roses. Here he has been painted with heavy dose of bangles and drapery. The manner the artist has painted the work has made it doubly clear that he has a clear sense of colour gradations and lines. The figure has been depicted in a joyful manner.
The beautiful resin figure of Lord Buddha is given a refine exquisite treatment with a greater degree of refinement and minute carving. Thai Buddha refers to a statue of Buddha that either resides in, or was created in, the country of Thailand. The Sukhothai period brought forth an interpretation of the Thai Buddha that is elegant, with sinuous bodies and slender, oval faces. This style emphasised the spiritual aspect of the Buddha by omitting anatomical details. The effect was enhanced by the common practice of casting images in metal rather than carving them. This period saw the introduction of the "walking Buddha" pose. Sukhothai artists tried to follow the defining marks of a Buddha set out in ancient Pali texts: