A Thangka is a painted or embroidered banner which was hung in a monastery or a family altar and carried by lamas in ceremonial processions. In Tibetan the word 'than' means flat and the suffix 'ka' stands for painting. The Thangka is thus a kind of painting done on flat surface but which can be rolled up when not required for display.
"In its characteristic unique way, Buddhist thought divides the eventful life of its founder into twelve glorious "events." These defining incidents of his life are given visual form in densely packed sequences narrated in a special genre of paintings... These artworks not only delineate Buddha's gradual progress towards spiritual enlightenment, but also present a visual depiction of a vast number of abstract philosophical notions underlying esoteric Buddhism..."
"...there exists in Buddhism the concept of a rainbow body... the rainbow body signifies the awakening of the inner self to the complete reservoir of terrestrial knowledge that it is possible to access before stepping over the threshold to the state of Nirvana..."
Rajasthani Lady with Veil
Oil on Canvas 19 inch x 24 inch
Large Chenrezig Mandala with Ashtamangala
Tibetan Thangka Painting Size of Painted Surface 27 inch X 27 inch Size with Brocade 39 inch X 50 inch
Oil on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 36.0 inch X 48.0 inch
Oil on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 60 inch X 48 inch
OM (AUM) Yoni Mandala with the Syllable Mantra
Tibetan Thangka Painting Size of Painted Surface 14 inch X 14 inch Size with Brocade 26 inch X 38 inch
Woman, Wine and Song
Oil on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 35.0 inch X 47.0 inch