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Entries for month: January 2014

Lotus Base - Added

January 22, 2014 ·

There are many different ways that the Lotus Base  is used in figurative art, however they can all be reduced to five or six basic forms: 1. Single Lotus, 2. Double Lotus, 3. Lotus & Stem, 4. Lotus & Throne, 5. Swat Style Lotus and other 6. Regional Lotus Styles.

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Throne Bases - Added

January 22, 2014 ·

There are four distinct types of seats that can be classified as Throne Bases in figurative art. The basic throne is typically square, sometimes a semi-circle. It can be simple in design and appear as if it is a raised platform, or cushion. The very ornate throne can also have legs beneath, plain or elaborate.

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Figurative Sculpture, Types of Bases - Added

January 22, 2014 ·

There are Four Principal Types of Sculpture Bases used for figurative art: Throne, Lotus, Legs and Rocks. The four types can also be combined in various ways to create interesting visual effects.

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Five "Tsen" Protectors - Added

January 16, 2014 ·

These five Tibetan worldly protectors belonging to the 'Tsen' classification have been grouped together because they each look almost identical in appearance. There is no traditional Tibetan grouping for these figures except with Dorje Setrab and Tsiu Marpo joined by Dorje Shugden. They are known collectively, within the Sakya Tradition only, as the 'Three Kings'.

The two, Kache Marpo and Yamshu Marpo, are typically depicted as minor figures, not central and larger, in a composition. Kache Marpo was popularized by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Yamshu Marpo has more commonly been associated as a retinue figure in the entourage of Tsiu Marpo. 

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