A Zen and minimalist image outlining Bodhidharma’s face. Utilizing the power of suggestion, the nose is omitted, and a broad arc indicates the great monk's robe. Behind its ostensible simplicity, there is sense of raw power embodying originality. A tribute to the great Daruma who founded the Zen school. 47. Nantenbo (1839-1925) “Zen-ga painting of Daruma”. It is very similar to the "Giant Daruma" by Nantenbo in Addiss, Stephen, The Art of Zen from the Exhibition: Zen Painting and Calligraphy at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, June - October 2001. Also very similar to the one on the front cover of DARUMA Japanese Art & Antiques Magazine Issue 27 on Zen paintings, including the same seals especially the red skull seal.
Dimensions: 143cm X 33cm