Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Type: Landscape Format (Deities & Figures)

Landscape Format (Deities) | Landscape Format (General)

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Landscape Format Description (below)
- Deities
- Purelands
- Narrative
- Masterworks
- Confusions
- Others...

A landscape style horizontal composition is not so common for 'tangkas' in Himalayan style art. The idea and layout for these compositions very much follow a mural style where most temple walls are longer in the horizontal than the vertical elevation. Unique to the landscape style, there are often three figures or deities, side by side, portrayed as the central theme.

Cityscapes, monasteries and geographic settings are also commonly depicted in a landscape format.

Jeff Watt 7-2013