Brief History of Tibetan Thangka Painting

May 18th, 2011 Posted in Art History

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Thangka painting is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form, which has been practised in Tibet for much more than one thousand years.ย  Thangka, simply is the Tibetan word for painting.ย  In the paintings of this Tibetan Buddhist art form the many and various deities and venerable teachers such as the historical Lord Buddha Shakyamuni are shown.ย  These images inspire through their beauty, but also, a painted deity is a visual support for those practising meditation.

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