Preface by His Holiness Dalai Lama
About Tibetan thanka Painting: Portrayal of Mysticism
In Pema Namdol Thaye's second book, Tibetan Thanka Painting: Portrayal of Mysticism, he offers insight into the extraordinary art of thanka painting, covering topics such as: the fundamental concepts of thanka painting, stylistic history of the art form, types of thankas and figures, the eight processes required to create a thanka, and an intricate overview of thirty-two deity figures. This book also includes a most treasured description of the crucial factors of absorption, conceptualization and creativity required of a master thanka artist.
Published in 2000 with a preface from His Holiness Dalai Lama, this beautiful and informative 209 page hardcover book - with over one hundred color images - is a must for Tibetologists, scholars, students, artists, those intrigued by Buddhism, and those who simply wish to share Pema Namdol's passion and enjoy the pages of ethereal beauty.
This book is currently out of print.