This superbly illustrated book tells the Buddha’s life story as it has evolved over the centuries, incorporating legends, miracles, and local variations. As the narrative unfolds, episodes are shown in full-page color illustrations reproduced from two magnificent Burmese manuscripts that are among the most prized items in the British Library’s collections. Includes a general introduction to Buddhism and Buddhist art, an appendix with notes about the illustrations, and a glossary of terms.
Born in Jamaica in 1942, Keith Morrison studied figure drawing, painting, and printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, basing his style of abstraction on geometric forms, music, and geography. Subsequently influenced by political events and cross-cultural sources, he turned to figurative art. Here, Renée Ater introduces us to a master artist whose attention to detail, ethnicity, humor, color, and the sacred and secular captures the essence of a fantastical imagination.