In this SundayArts Choice we have two selections from the Rubin Museum of Art.
One of the pieces, The Wheel of Life, depicts the cycle of rebirth from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. The painting includes images of gods, demi-gods, demons, humans, animals, and angry spirits in a constant cycle of life struggling to eventually reach enlightenment. The painting can have both mythological and psychological interpretations.
The second piece is a Tibetan bronze of a bodhisattva believed to be from the 14th century. Bullet holes left in the masterpiece create a dual meaning that presents both peace and tranquility in contrast with the rage and destruction of humanity.
This exhibition is also funded by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, who is also a funder of SundayArts.