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Painting: Portraits Page

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Portrait Painting Outline:

Portrait Painting: (1) Figure Types, (2) Types of Portraits, (3) Function of Portrait Painting, (4) Sets of Figures.

Video: Tibetan Portrait Art

(1) Figure Types & Facial Types:
- Figure Types
--- Arhat
--- King
--- Lay Person
--- Monk
--- Siddha Figure

(2) Types of Portraits:
- Generic
- Distinctive Iconographic
--- Iconic Features & Characteristics
- Caricature
- True Portrait
--- Based on Life (True Portrait)
--- Copies Based on Life
--- Self Portraits
--- Ngadrama 'Looks Like Me'
- Sculpture Portraits
- Early Portraits (Painting)
- Indian Style Early Portraits

(3) Function of Portrait Painting:
- Devotional
- Lineage Teachers
- Funerary

(4) Sets of Figures:
- Standard Iconography Groupings
- Lineage Sets

Conclusion:

Jeff Watt 4-2015 [12-2018]

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).