The Mandala Colouring Book

Secret Symbols in Art: Mandalas and inspirations from the fine arts to ensure your spiritual growth

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This beautiful book contains 90 mandalas inspired by great works in visual art history and traced in black contours on thick paper. Each chapter opens with a presentation of a given period in history and its pictorial symbols, and concludes with an interpretation of the hidden meaning within the mandalas.

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SeriesArt Therapy
IllustratorSylvie Malon
TranslatorDena Angevin
Number of Pages108
Age RangeN/A
Publication date2016
Dimensions30 x 23 Cm

This beautiful book contains 90 mandalas (black contours already drawn on thick paper with white offset colouring) inspired by great works in visual art history. The mandalas are organised into nine chapters, according to the time and artistic movement that inspired them: visual images used for meditation in Buddhism and Hinduism, religious iconographic traditions of the Middle Ages, Italian painting of the Renaissance, baroque art work represented by Flemish artists, the French school of the 17th century, the decorative motifs of Islamic art, Impressionism, Art Nouveau and the naifs painters. The pictures that have inspired the mandalas in this book mainly refer to secret gardens, plant motifs, enchanting birds, animals, still life, portraits, allegories and especially flowers. The quest for beauty, captured in various floral patterns, is the unifying motif of the mandalas in this book. However, the floral-inspired motifs contribute the strongest support for relaxation and meditation. Colouring flowers relieves stress, provides access to inner calm and allows you to rediscover the pleasure of creating. But this book has an even greater scope. This is also an opportunity to decode the hidden meaning in these great works of art. What distinguishes this book, its secret and fascinating themes, are symbols from the history of art. Each chapter opens with a presentation of the period in history from which the works were taken along with the period's pictorial symbols. They conclude with an interpretation of the hidden meaning within the mandalas. With its large format, hardcover and thick, high-quality paper (felt-safe transfer), this book offers many advantages to promote the use of different colouring techniques: coloured pencils, markers, pastels, watercolour, ink and acrylic paint. This book is for all those who love drawing and colouring, novice or experienced, in search of relaxation and interested in exploring the secrets of visual art history.

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