Himalayan Art Resources

Subject: Reading A Painting Main Page

Art History Main Page

Subjects, Topic & Types:

1. Figurative
--- Four Composition Types
--- Single Composition
--- Multiple Composition Painting Set
--- Reading a Lineage Painting
--- Aphorism: "Big to small, top to bottom, left to right, inside to outside."

2. Narrative
--- Central Figure
--- No Central Figure

3. Diagrammatic:
--- Charts
--- Mandalas
--- Others...

Examples:
Padmasambhava
Dividing the Composition
Hierarchy & Iconography
Vajrayogini Mandala
Lineage Paintings (Single Composition)
Avalokiteshvara Outline
Mahakala Outline

Jeff Watt 8-2020