Saturday, December 20, 2008
Master Artist Mukti Singh Thapa
Mukti Singh Thapa is one of Nepal's foremost traditional painters and one of the principal originators of the revived Newar style of painting. A Magar from Bandipur in the Eastern hills, Mukti Singh came to Kathmandu and began painting in the mid 1970s, and quickly became attracted to the early medieval Newar style of the 13-16th centuries.
In this style he has become a master, one of the only painters using this style and associated techniques who does not rely on copying earlier works, preferring to design his own compositions within the bounds of the Newar paintings iconography and canon. He paints almost exclusively in the natural pigments of the Newar palette. Please Visit Asian Art's Website to view Collection of Mukti Singh Thapa.
Newari arts had a great influence on the development of Tibetan paintings. The arts flourished later in the 15th and 16th century. Tibetan reliance in newar style in painting was finally replaced by distinctly Tibetan style. The existence in constant assimilation, adoption of new ideas in a vibrant cultural resulted into two developments in Tibetan paintings in 15th century based on Indo-Newar and primarily Chinese elements. Newari art has the huge influence, evident in style over Tibetan painting.plz read more at Types of Thangka Paintings
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