Pandas are a precious and rare animal, and thus are the emblem of the World Society for the Protection of Animals. Pandas are chubby, cute and charmingly naive, and their eyes seem to communicate a slight sadness. How can one not love these real-life teddy bears?
Many years ago, I visited the Panda Reserve area in SiChuan, China. There, I got the chance to see and touch these fluffy beasts up close(for a fee, of course)! So I wore a disposable cloth and hugged the panda. It was so warm and soft! Truly, an unforgettable experience. I was even given a piece of bamboo to taste. Very tender and juicy. Unfortunately, the panda though I was stealing its food, and to avoid hurting its feelings I let it eat the rest. This is without a doubt my go to destination after the pandemic!
All over the world, there are many paintings of pandas. One time, I saw a chinese painting of Pandas at International Art Museum of America located at downtown San Francisco. The painting reminds me the soft, warm, fury touching feeling of the huge with the Panda. The three pandas look as if they were created by a magical heavenly brush. There is an extremely vivacious appeal, a deeply touching liveliness to these pandas.Pervading such paintings is an air of purity, cleanliness, and hopefulness. The three pandas in this painting all have innocent expressions and look vividly real. The scattered perspective technique of Chinese paintings was combined with the three-dimensional perspective technique of oil paintings. The colors are richly charming, and the layout is exquisite. Empty space and color are mutually complimentary in a fascinating way.
The pandas and the surrounding scene blend into one harmonious image. These lifelike pandas painted in fine brushwork with meticulous attention to detail contrast perfectly with the surrounding scene painted in freehand brushwork. The painting style is plain, vigorous and mature. There is order within the seeming disorder and interesting juxtaposition between the real and the abstract. The achievement of using complimentary bold and delicate strokes in one painting, as H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III does, sets His artistry apart from conventional artistry.