Tibetan Thangka painting: methods & materials

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Snow Lion Publications, Aug 30, 2006 - Art - 202 pages
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Tibetan Thangka Painting is the only detailed description of the techniques and principles of the sacred art of Tibetan scroll painting. It is the distillation of research carried out over a period of ten years, collected during five journeys to Nepal and India, and compiled from some twenty traditional painters.
This book presents, step-by-step, the techniques used to make a thangka, from the preparation of the canvas to the final application of the sacred syllables behind each completed figure.

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Two The Preparation of the Painting Surface
Three Composition

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About the author (2006)

David Jackson is Head of School and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.

Robert Beer studied Tibetan thangka painting in India and Nepal with Khamtrul Rinpoche, the greatest living thangka painter of his time, and with Jampa-la, the state painter of Tibet. He currently lives with his family in Oxford.

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