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China Fine Thangka Art Exhibition is held in Lhasa

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 11/01/2019 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    A visitor takes photos of an exhibit at a thangka art exhibition held in Lhasa, regional capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

     

    An itinerant exhibition of China fine thangka art is recently opened at Shedra Courtyard in Lhasa, regional capital of Tibet Autonomous Region. It will run until November 10. VTIBET.com reported.

     

    The exhibition is guided by Tibet Cultural Bureau, sponsored by Tibet Cultural Promotion Group and undertaken by Thangka Painting Institute together with China Tibetan Studies Center.

     

    More than 70 pieces of thangka paintings on display in the exhibition are collected from award-winning works in previous China International Fine Thangka Art Festival and works provided by representative inheritor of national intangible cultural heritage in Tibet, including different schools of thangka paintings such as Manthang School, Karma Gardri School, Chintse School and so on.

     

    With high artistic value and unique painting style, thangka artwork is the epitome of traditional Tibetan folk culture. The composition of each piece is geometric, and all the elements and the various ritualistic implements are laid out on a systematic grid of angles and lines.

     

    In addition to being held in Beijing, Shanghai and Lhasa, the Fine Thangka Art Exhibition will also be displayed in Shenzhen and Paris later to fully display the fine artworks that have emerged in the development of thangka art in recent years and show extensive and profound cultural connotation as well as unique artistic charm of thangka.

     

     

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

     

     

    Photo shows a fine thangka painting. With its superb artistic technique, 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/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    Photo shows a fine thangka painting. With its superb artistic technique, 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/VTIBET.com]

     

     

    Photo shows an exquisite thangka painting with Mahakala on it. In Buddhist Vajrayana tradition, Mahakala is considered to be one of the dharmapala, protector of the Teaching. Boddhisatva Avalokiteshvara used this terrifying manifestation to protect Buddhism and practitioners. Usually Mahakala is depicted with the dark-blue or even black color and shown in a very menacing way. [Photo/VTIBET.com]

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