October 20, 2014
297 color illus.
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v2.1 Reference

Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School

Though the Drigung Kagyu was one of the most prominent and powerful schools of Tibetan Buddhism during its early period (12th - 14th century), its art is still relatively poorly known, even among Tibetans. With its mother monastery destroyed twice, once in the late 13th century and again during the Great Cultural Revolution, much of the art was lost or dispersed. The iconography of the Drigung School is examined with regard to its three main periods - early, middle, and late - in combination with the distinctive influences of the Sharri, Khyenri, and Driri styles. The book aims elucidate to the painting traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School and investigate lineage depictions and methods of dating, while referring to previously overlooked Tibetan sources, both ancient and modern. The publication and related exhibition also explores the beneficial quality ascribed to the works of art and the elements they contain.

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


9780984519071 : painting-traditions-of-the-drigung-kagyu-school-jackson-luczanits-muldowney
300 Pages
$75.00 USD

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