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A Revolutionary Artist of Tibet

Khyentse Chenmo of Gongkar

By David P. Jackson
Contributions by Mathias Fermer
In A Tibetan Artistic Genius and His Tradition, David Jackson's focus is the Khyenri style, the least known among the three major painting styles of Tibet, dating from the mid-fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries.

The painting of Khyentse Chenmo, founder of the Khyenri style who flourished in the 1450s–1490s, was significant for his radical rejection of the prevailing classic Indic (especially Nepalese-inspired) styles with formal red backgrounds, enthusiastically replacing them with the intense greens and blues of Chinese landscapes. Khyentse was famed for his fine and realistic looking work, both as a painter and sculptor. His painting style has often been overlooked or misunderstood by scholars, but is a missing link in the history of Tibetan painting as it has often been misidentified as early examples of the Karma Gardri style.

The Khyenri style is now most closely linked with a small sub-school of the Sakya school, the Gongkarwa. The most important in-situ murals of the Khyenri style survive at the Gongkar Monastery in southern Tibet, south of Lhasa near the Gongkar airport. There we find murals by the hand of Khyentse Chenmo himself, many of them were covered by a layer of whitewash and thus escaped destruction during the Cultural Revolution. Dr. Jackson recently discovered several of Khyentse's paintings in museums outside Tibet, some of which had been unrecognized for over a century.

About the Authors

David P. Jackson is the author of Patron and Painter: Situ Panchen and the Revival of the Encampment Style; A History of Tibetan Painting; The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting; Mirror of the Buddha: Early Portraits from Tibet; and The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting.
Rubin Museum of Art

9780991224111 : a-revolutionary-artist-of-tibet-jackson-fermer
275 Pages
$75.00 USD

Other Titles by David P. Jackson

Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School

David P. Jackson, with Christian Luczanits, Kristen Muldowney
Oct 2014 - Rubin Museum of Art
$75.00 USD - Hardback

Mirror of the Buddha

David P. Jackson
Nov 2011 - Rubin Museum of Art
$75.00 USD - Hardback

The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting

David P. Jackson
Oct 2010 - Rubin Museum of Art
$75.00 USD - Hardback

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Art Fallen from Heaven

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