Tibetan Art In The 21st Century Explores Religion, Pop Culture And Technology

March 24, 2015 1:55 PM

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Tibetan Art In The 21st Century Explores Religion, Pop Culture And Technology

For over 1,000 years, art has been a crucial facet of Tibetan culture, namely, spiritual art. Intimately associated with Buddhism, art revolved around the religious and philosophical ideals of the faith.

Most often, these artworks manifested in the forms of religious scroll paintings known as thangka, depicting mythological yet pseudo-realistic figures at the core of the belief system. Unlike much of Western religious artwork centuries ago, which used illustration as a means of depicting narratives,...

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