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Thangka Painting of Tibet

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Thangka Painting of Tibet

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Thursday, April 28
1:00–3:00 p.m. PT
Speakers: Betty Carr, docent, The San Diego Museum of Art
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The intricate and complex designs of thangka painting of Tibet will be explored by Betty Carr, docent at The San Diego Museum of Art. A thangka painting is a Buddhist scroll painting of deities, Buddhas, and teachers helping one to gain enlightenment through meditation. Although similar to Indian miniature painting, thangkas are always produced on cloth, usually a heavy cotton and while most thangkas are painted, some are embroidered or appliqued. A blending of influences from Indian, Nepalese, and Chinese artists have created the unique Tibetan style seen today.


Please note, this session will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Please register by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link via confirmation email with instructions once you secure your place. Space is limited.


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Sponsored by the Asian Arts Council.


Featured at top right: Green Tara, c. 1260s. Thangka; gum tempera, ink, and gold on sized cotton. Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund by exchange, 1970.156. Cleveland Museum of Art.

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April 28, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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