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..."
The Sudarshana Chakra
Water Color Painting on Paper Artist:Kailash Raj 10 inch X 10.2 inch
Oil on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 48.0 inch X 36.0 inch
Lady Dressing Herself
Oil on Canvas 36 inch X 48 inch
Oil on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 36.0 inch X 48.0 inch
The (Tibetan Buddhist) Buddha Shakyamuni with Five Dhyani Buddhas (Black Thangka)
Tibetan Thangka Painting Size of Painted Surface 16.5 inches X 23.5 inches Size with Brocade 24.5 inches X 36.0 inches
Oil on Canvas Artist: Anup Gomay 44.0 inch X 35.0 inch