Thangka: the sacred painting of Tibet
Tibetan thangka painting is one of the great arts of Asia and anyone examining even a small number of thangka paintings cannot help being impressed by the exquisite materials and consummate skill that go into their creation. The paintings are rich not only in their iconography, religious content and stylistic development, but also in terms of the materials and skills that the painters and their patrons lavish upon them.
These sacred paintings, besides being considered as a highly developed and important means of religious expression, are also essential for designing, decorating and finishing many mundane objects.
What is a thangka painting?
Who are the artists who fashion these sacred scroll paintings and why?
In this concise book the author has introduced the reader to the basic techniques and principles of the sacred art of Tibet.