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Nepalese Paintings for Inspiration by tutor
March 16, 2018, 3:09 pm
Filed under: 2017-18, reading

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The Art of Community Development – painting by Nepali artist Gyanu Lama. In traditional Tibetan “thanka” style, it depicts a range of community development activities. -> Beautiful composition drawing!

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Architectural paintings from the Himalayan kingdom of Mustang (and and a few from the Kathmandu Valley) by Robert Powell. -> Interesting depictions of Nepalese landscapes and architectures!

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Excerpt from the ‘Earth Door Sky Door’ exhibition catalogue: “The landscape of Mustang is stripped of comfort, dry, windblown, dramatic and overwhelming in scale. Yet with the careful control of water, man-made islands of subsistence arose in remote corners. The structures man builds to maintain these islands, and to thrive, are the subjects of these paintings. Virtually every built object in Mustang bears the signs of ritual activity: from prehistoric hand-dug cave systems to ruined hilltop castles, from densely clustered villages to isolated temples, from propitiatory stacks of yak horns to the sophisticated cosmology of the chorten.”

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