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The 6th Tibetan Thangka Art Fair kicks off in Lhasa

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 12/26/2016 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    Photo shows a fine thangka painting. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

    In order to promote the inheritance, protection and development of traditional Tibetan art, the 6th Tibetan Thangka Art Fair was kicked off at Shadrak Courtyard in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region, December 23, 2016.

     

    The art fair was sponsored by Culture Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region, and Tibetan Cultural Development Promotion Association together with Tibet Thangka Art Academy undertook the fair, Tibet Community Art Center co-organized the event.

     

    The three-day thangka art fair featured a series of activities, including classic thangka paintings, annual examination for painters, thangka art seminar, and summit forum on thangka industrial development, etc..

     

     

    In a Thangka painting, not only the main character, but also every single detail is drawn vividly. [Photo/ VTIBET.com]

     

    What’s more, the art fair displayed thangka art works of 99 regional first, second and third class thangka painters from Lhasa, Lhoka, Chamdo and other regions of Tibet, covering different kinds of schools like Manthang, Mansar, Karma Gardri and so forth.

     

    Thangka, a cloth painting scroll, has been in vogue in Tibet for centuries. It has a history of more than 1,300 years and usually depicts religious theme. So far, Tibet thangka has different schools of paintings such as Manthang School, Karma Gardri School, Chintse School, Regong School and so on.

     

    With its superb artistic technique, rich national culture connotation as well as its unique cultural and artistic value, Tibetan thangka is taken as the most orthodox painting and the encyclopedia of Tibetan culture. The art was included in National Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists in June of 2006.

     

     

    Photo shows an art work of Norbu Yulgyal, the first class thangka painter. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    Photo shows an art work of Chizen Rabten, the first class thangka painter. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    In a Thangka painting, not only the main character, but also every single detail is drawn vividly. [Photo/ VTIBET.com]

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