Thangka master on view

( ) Updated: 2014-04-25 14:19:03

For generations, thangka artists from Regong in Qinghai province have been traveling throughout the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and to some parts of India and Nepal, seeking inspiration and leaving their magnificent works at monasteries. Thangka master Niangben's solo exhibition at the country's top museum displays 65 of his works, whose elegant color schemes, sophisticated lines and intricate composition perfectly demonstrate the evolution of the art. Niangben, 43, learned thangka at age 12 under the apprenticeship of master Xiawu Cairang. He continued to perfect his skills to create thangka and murals at monasteries. He then returned to his home village in Regong where he has achieved mastery with a personal style.

9 am-5 pm, closed on Mondays, until May 13. National Museum of China, east to the Tian'anmen Square, 16 East Chang'an Avenue, Dongcheng district, Beijing. 010-6511-6400.

Thangka master on view

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