Preface by His Holiness Dalai Lama:
About Tibetan thanka Painting: Portrayal of Mysticism
In Tibetan Thanka Painting: Portrayal of Mysticism Pema Namdol 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.