Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Diagrammatic Art Main Page

Diagrammatic Art Main Page | Painting Composition Types Outline | Figurative Art Main Page | Narrative Art Main Page | Didactic Art Main Page

Diagrammatic Art is art, primarily paintings and murals, intended to convey large amounts of highly structured and codified information to the viewer. The principal topics of Diagrammatic art are:
1. Mandalas
2. Charts, Astrological
3. Charts, Medical
4. Charts, Body Mandala
5. Charts, Yantra
6. Hands & Footprints
7. Refuge Field
8. Wheel of Life
9. Cityscape
10. Offering Paintings
11. Didactic, Miscellaneous

One of the most interesting diagrammatic works in the didactic category is a painted illustration of the Bon teachings explaining Dzogchen philosophy and training.

(Some of the topics are represented by six examples below. To view all image examples in each of the Eleven Groups select the links above).