Himalayan Art Resources

Painting: Confusions, Conflicts & Controversies

Confusions, Conflicts & Controversies | Painting & Composition Types

Confusions & Controversies:
- Art Styles: Buddhist versus Bon art, Jonang, Bodong, etc.
- Block Print Sets
- Commodity: pilgrimage art, tourist art, temple shop art, decorative art, others.
- Confused Visual Subjects
- Contemporary Traditional Art
- Consecration & De-consecration
- Controversial Art
- Copies & Facsimiles
- Fake Art (Forgery): (incorrect iconography or hierarchy)
- Name confusions: Palden Lhamo, Shri Devi, Heruka, etc.
- Name Inscription: Misidentified or Name Added
- Painting style & painting style name confusions
- Pilgrimage Art
- Poor quality works & mixed styles
- Restoration: Over cleaning, repairs, holes, missing & added registers
- Suspect Art
- Varnish

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- Identifying Original Menri Style Paintings
- Distinguishing between Original Menri, New Menri and Old Menri
- Distinguishing Choying Dorje Works & Art Derived from Choying Dorje Works
- Differentiating (& naming) between Original Karma Gardri and Palpung Style Paintings.
- Traditional (contemporary) art: (four ground colours, etc.)
- Others...

Jeff Watt 6-2010 [updated 3-2015, 6-2017]