Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Style: Khyenri - Peaceful Deities & Semi Peaceful

Khyenri Iconography

Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Set: Twenty-one Taras (Suryagupta)
- Set: Twenty-one Taras (Atisha)
- Set: Shambhala Kings
- Confusions
- Others...

Peaceful Deity Composition Characteristics:
- Floating Figure Composition
- Natural Landscape
- Sparse or Open Background
- Multi-coloured Clouds
- Circular Halo
- Transparent Halo
- Stylized Flame Halo
- Long Body & Torso
- Layered Hair in a Topknot & Loose
- Rounded Faces
- Large Central Figure
- Strong Contrast
- Bright Colours
- Others...

Depending on the figure and the complexity of the composition there can be more or less development of the background or landscape.

Examples of four Iconographic Subjects in Khyenri Style Painting:
Teachers & Siddhas | Peaceful & Semi Peaceful Deities | Wrathful Deities | Mandalas

Jeff Watt 5-2014

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).