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Ven. Dr. Mapalagama

Ven. Dr. Mapalagama Wipulasara Thera (1925-2000)

Ven. Dr. Mapalagama Wipulasara Thera, a world renowned Sculptor and Painter, was born in Sri Lanka on 3rd of March 1925.His distinguished art works are currently exhibited worldwide including Sri Lanka, India, Japan, China, New York, Australia and Germany.

The Ven. Wipulasara Thera has been awarded with many honours, including the Kalasoori, the most prestigious artistic award, from the Sri Lanka Government and the Twentieth Century Award for Achievement, presented by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the cultural propagation.

The Ven. Wipulasara Thera created superb art works in various traditional art forms including Gok-kola decor art, Kolam, Puppertry and Kohombakankariya. His Buddha statues sculptures at Ananda College in Colombo, House of the president of Sri Lanka and many Buddhist temples are world renowned.

The Ven. Wipulasara Thera held several important positions including Chief President of the Sri Lanka Buddhist Congress, High Priest, and adviser with over 18 National and International Organizations. In 1972, he involved in designing National emblem of Sri Lanka. The Ven. Wipulasara Thera was the
President of the Maha Bodhi Society of India in 1996-1998.

「維巴拉沙拿的藝術」

世界著名雕塑家和畫家瑪巴拉迦瑪.維巴拉沙拿,在1925年3月3日出生於印度洋的明珠--斯里蘭卡。 除了斯里蘭卡,他在印度,日本,中國,香港,澳大利和德國有藝術創作, 作品類別繁多而出眾, 令人嘆為觀止!

他享有很高的藝術殊榮,曾獲斯里蘭卡政府頒發藝術界最高榮譽的卡拉索里(Kalasoori)及英國劍橋國際傳記中心(MOIF)的二十世紀成就奬,以表彰他傑出的成就。

瑪巴拉迦瑪.維巴拉沙拿大師的作品,題材廣泛,由古希臘的雕塑和繪畫傳承,科倫波的草葉造型裝飾
(gok-kola),民間粉筆畫(kolam),木偶戲(Puppetry),以至斯里蘭卡的傳統舞蹈(Kohombakankariya),都出類拔萃, 才藝非凡。而他為阿倫坡的阿南達學院(Ananda College)多間佛寺及總統府內塑造的佛像,是他的藝術成就的高峰。

瑪巴拉迦瑪.維巴拉沙拿曾擔任斯里蘭卡僧團主席,大祭司,和多個國際機構的藝術顧問工作。1972年,他參與設計斯里蘭卡的國徽。由1996到1998,他獲邀擔任印度摩訶菩提協會會長一職。

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