The Artist Peter Iseli

Peter Iseli is a master thangka painter based in Italy. His successful career goes back to the 1970s. He has presented his work in many exhibitions in museums and galleries, won prizes in significant visual arts institutions, and has displayed important projects in public buildings in the Swiss city of Bern.

Peter has painted many large thangkas to directly fulfil Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision of their beneficial impact on world peace and on all the humans and animals who see them. This thangka is the biggest of them all.

The thangka is so huge, artist Peter Iseli had to paint it in sections and even he has not yet seen it completely unfurled! It will debut in full at White Night Melbourne, with meditations and Tara mantra recitations running throughout the event.

Artist with Icarus

Read more about Lama Zopa’s actions here: Large Thangkas Around the World

The thangkas are on an amazing scale, as is Peter’s generosity – he undertook to paint them without charge. However, Tara Institute is determined to make a significant offering to Peter for the many years that it has taken him to complete The 21 Taras thangka for us here in Melbourne.

Please contact us if you would like to contribute directly to the artist.