About Our Art
Most of the art that we feature at Sacred Art of Nepal is Thangka Art . Thangka art originated in the monasteries of Tibet. This art form is based on precise sacred geometry and is created with skill by artists who practice meditation. There is a divine quality to each of the paintings. The subject matter is chosen to promote enlightenment, cosmic understanding, protection and peace.
It can take weeks and even months to complete a Thangka painting depending on the complexity. There are many steps to produce one work of art: preparation of the canvas, measurement, composition, sketching, coloring, shading, finishing. When you purchase a Thangka original, you are paying less than $1 an hour for the amount of time, energy, skill and materials required to produce one piece.
Each painting is an original and no two are alike. Many themes repeat themselves in Thangka Art but each artist has freedom to express the theme with his/her own creativity. Most paintings have a specific mantra associated with it.
Thangka tradition disallows signing of works since art is a selfless act of worship. Sometimes several people collaborate to produce one work of art - each contributing his specific talents to create the best artwork. Thangka Art also includes sand mandalas such as the Kala Chakra that has been popularized by the current Dalai Lama.
Tibetan Thangka Art
Sacred Art of Nepal sells authentic Tibetan Thangka art. Tibetan Thangka Art originated in the monasteries of Tibet. Each work of art at Sacred Art of Nepal is based on precise sacred geometry and is created with skill by artists who practice meditation and the teachings of Lord Buddha.
Tibetan Thangka Art is one of the few art forms in the world that is in itself a a path to experience enlightenment. There is a divine quality to each of the paintings. Each painting has its own mantra associated with it. It can take weeks and even months to complete a Tibetan Thangka artwork depending on the complexity. Each painting is an original and no two are alike. Tibetan Thangka Art tradition disallows signing of works since art is a selfless act of worship.
At Sacred Art of Nepal we personally select painting created by our mountain artists steeped in the Tibetan Buddhist Thangka tradition. Our artists in Nepal keep the Tibetan Thangka art tradition alive even as Tibet itself is less able to maintain this great tradition due to current political influence from China. Each purchase from Sacred Art of Nepal supports the continuation of Tibetan Thangka Art.
Tibetan Buddhist Art
Sacred Art of Nepal sells authentic Tibetan Buddhist Art. Tibetan Buddhist Art is also known as “thangka”. Tibetan Buddhist art form originated in Tibet thousands of years ago as a form of meditation and worship. For many years only Tibetan Buddhist monks learned the sacred Tibetan Buddhist art in secluded monasteries high in the mountains. The Tibetan Buddhist Art tradition of drawing and painting was passed down through a long tradition and was highly linked to the Buddhist sacred texts.
It could take a whole lifetime to master the Tibetan Buddhist Art techniques. The detailed and painstaking practice of creating the art was considered a deep form of meditation and a path to enlightenment for the monks. Tibetan Buddhist art also served as a teaching tool of Buddhist tenets, a divine form to meditate upon as well as a ritualistic object of devotion for ceremonies.
Tibetan Buddhist Art was practiced in several mediums : painting, wood carvings, temple design, temporary sand art as well as gigantic canvas scrolls. At Sacred Art of Nepal we are happy to offer only the finest and most traditional style of paintings from the Tibetan Buddhist Art tradition.