What is Thangka Painting ?

posted on 27 Aug 2007 19:23 by dzibeads in Thanka
Many friends ask me about what is the Thanka painting? so i just finished a blog post about Thangka painting in my other blog. So in this post you will read only short meaning of what is Thangka, to read more i recommend you to visit my another blog (link for What Is thanka is below).
Thangka or Thanka is a type of painting executed on cotton canvas and often framed with silk. They depict images of different gods, goddesses, and significant philosophy related to Buddhism which was hung in a monastery or a family altar and carried by lamas in ceremonial processions.
In Tibetan the word 'thang' means flat and the suffix 'ka' stands for painting.
The Thangka is thus a kind of painting done on flat surface but which can be rolled up when not required for display.
The most common shape of a Thangka is the upright rectangular form.
How to make Shading and Color Gradations in Thangka
Thangka painting is divided into five categories

How to Outlining and Finishing....

Read more about What is Thangka paintings and How to Paint Thangka, visit link below
Sacred Buddhist Painting "Thangka"
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edit @ 13 Oct 2009 20:27:57 by * TIBET ARTS *

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