Ancient Art Tradition: Tibetan Thangka Painting by Pinky Toky
Approx. 3,240 words.
Published on April 3, 2013.
Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art.
Tibetan thangka painting is a Buddhist art. It is often overflow with symbolism and allusion, which must be strictly in accordance with Buddhist iconography specified in Buddhist sutras.
Commercialization of thangkas since the 1960s has led to a severe decline in the standard of the thangka painting. High-quality, authentic Tibetan thangka is in danger of becoming extinct.