Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Traditions Page

Painting Traditions & Styles Main Page

Painting Traditions:
- Bon Religion Painting Tradition
- Chi'u Gangpa Painting Tradition (14/15th century)
- Drigung Painting Tradition
- Drugpa Kagyu Painting Tradition
- Indian Style (Taglung Style) (12th to 14th century)
- Jonang Painting Tradition (Tagten Damcho Ling Style, Aba Style)
- Kandze Valley Painting Tradition (19th century)
- Karma Gar-ri Painting Tradition (16th century)
- Khyenri Painting Tradition (15th century)
- Lhatog, Khampa Gar Painting Tradition (17/18th century)
- Menri Painting Tradition (15th century)
- Nepalese Painting Tradition
- New Menri Painting Tradition (17th century)
- Palpung Monastery Painting Tradition (18th century)
- Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Painting Tradition (17th century)
- Others...

The term 'tradition' is very broad and often includes many different styles of painting appearing over a short or very long length of time. The term 'style' generally denotes a region or specific location, or an individual artist style of painting. In some cases 'style' could refer to the murals of a specific monastery where the drawing, colour palette and composition is similar enough to be considered of the same style. Some monasteries and temples deliberately employ different styles such as during the building and decoration of Yangpachen Monastery with some chapels painted in a Menri style and others in a Khyenri style.

Jeff Watt 4-2018