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Manchon Norbu Sitar Used “Magic Pen” to Rehabilitate Mural in Potala

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 07/15/2016 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    Local residents visit the exhibition of works by Manchon Norbu Sitar in Tibet Museum. [Photo taken by Tenzin Woebom/VTIBET.com]

     

    Magic pen brings mural paintings to life: exhibition of works by Manchon Norbu Sitar has displayed in Tibet Museum. Covering many kinds of imitated thangka and mural paintings of Potala Palace, the exhibition will last for one month till August 12, 2016. VTIBET.com reported.

     

    Manchon Norbu Sitar is a national inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage of Thangka painting, a traditional Tibetan art form. As the fourth generation in a line of Tibetan artists, Norbu Sitar showed a strong interest in Thangka from a young age.

     

    In 2005, Norbu Sitar was commissioned to imitate and rehabilitate the mural paintings of Loylang Lhakang in Potala Palace. After 8 years, he finished the formidable task.

     

    "As one of the first batch of key cultural relics protection units and UNESCO world heritage site, Potala Palace is a cultural gem for us. These precious mural paintings in Potala Palace are significant historical materials for research of Tibetan religion, history and culture. I have the good fortune to participate in the mural renovation project. It’s my merits and virtues of this life,” said Norbu Sitar with a big smile.

     

    "Copying and restoring the murals is surely a tough work. Generally, more than 200 images of Buddha statues and figures, over 20 kinds of animals of different sizes, about 30 houses and palaces etc. are painted on each canvas,”said Norbu Sitar.

     

    Tibetan mural is a unique form of Tibetan painting, and is renowned for being both mysterious and attractive. Potala Palace, the most sacred and irreplaceable place for most Tibetans, houses various marvelous and precious murals. Every Lhakang or temple is decorated with colorful, vivid and extraordinary murals, depicting culture, religion, Tibetan history, legends, sports, medicines, astronomy, architecture, art and so on.

     

     

     

    An exhibition of works by Manchon Norbu Sitar is displayed in Tibet Museum. Covering many kinds of imitated thangka and mural paintings of Potala Palace, the exhibition will last for one month till August 12, 2016. [Photo taken by Tenzin Woebom/VTIBET.com]

     

     

     

    An exhibition of works by Manchon Norbu Sitar is displayed in Tibet Museum. Covering many kinds of imitated thangka and mural paintings of Potala Palace, the exhibition will last for one month till August 12, 2016. [Photo taken by Tenzin Woebom/VTIBET.com]

     

     

     

    An exhibition of works by Manchon Norbu Sitar is displayed in Tibet Museum. Covering many kinds of imitated thangka and mural paintings of Potala Palace, the exhibition will last for one month till August 12, 2016. [Photo taken by Tenzin Woebom/VTIBET.com]

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