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Untitled

Artist: David Klamen (1961 – ) Primary
Date: 2007
21st century
Dimensions: 18 x 26 in. (45.72 x 66.04 cm)
Dimensions Extent: unframed
Object Type: Painting
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Oil on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Paul and Linda Gotskind, 2021.
Accession Number: 2021.22.01
This work is not currently on view


This painting is composed of white dots creating a grid over a lakescape, each dot calling for a repeated Buddhist chant or “daimoku."


Provenance

Artist's collection; Richard Gray Gallery; Private Collection; gift 2021 to the Fairfield University Art Museum



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Buddhism
Refers to the philosophy and religion based on the enlightenment and teachings of the Buddha Gautama in the early sixth century BCE in the northeastern region of modern India. Playing dominant roles in the art and culture of Southeast Asia and East Asia, this religion is based on the transcendence of human suffering and pain through the acceptance of the limitations of individuality, the surrender of worldly desires and cravings that cause disappointment and sorrow, and the deliverance from the impermanence of living and individual ego based on wealth, social position, or family through the process of enlightenment (nirvana). The religion also centers around 'anatman', or no-self, the idea that the self is in a state of action or a series of changing manifestations rather than in a state of fixed, metaphysical substance. The structure of the religion is based on the Triratna ("Three Jewels" of Buddha), a tripartite schematic for living based on three elements: Buddha (the teacher), dharma (the teaching), and sangha (community).
paintings
Unique works in which images are formed primarily by the direct application of pigments suspended in oil, water, egg yolk, molten wax, or other liquid, arranged in masses of color, onto a generally two-dimensional surface.

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