Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wings of Joy, Pema Rinzin Exhibition, Joshua Liner Gallery, March 17th Opening.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Aphorisms About Iconography in Himalayan Art

Aphorisms are sometime useful to help remember things and to sometimes learn new information. Here are some aphorisms relating to Himalayan Art: Aphorisms.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Off to China

It has been a year since I was in China last. The first few days of this trip will be spent in Hong Kong meeting with people and getting over the jet lag and trauma of a 15 hour flight from New York. The flight was uneventful for the most part except I was fortunately upgraded to Business Class. Apparently I have been flying with Cathay Pacific Airlines loyally for over ten years. Tomorrow will be a day of meetings. On Thursday I fly to Shanghai and will begin using my China Travel blog for trip updates rather than this blogger web site. I'll post here the China blog link tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Publication: Yogini's Eye by Sonam Tsemo

This is an excellent new publication that discusses in detail the system of Buddhist Tantra as understood by Lobpon Sonam Tsemo. The Yogini's Eye is quite technical and a slow read. Have patience.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oxford Conference

This should be an interesting weekend. I am flying to Oxford, England, for a two day conference on life writing. Yes, I had to look it up as well. It will be about Tibetan life writing. It turns out it is a fancy word for biography.

I will keep you posted as the weekend and conference progresses. However, before that, I really have to write a Tricycle Blog entry and send it off once I land in Heathrow in the morning. Although the coach to Oxford does have wi-fi service. They are so modern in the old world!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Publication: Langkajie Tangka (The paintings of Namkha Gyan)

Namkha Gyan of Trehor was a very famous artist of East Tibet in the late 17th and 18th centuries. One of his chief patrons was the 3rd Panchen Lama who commissioned paintings which were then given to the Chinese Emperor of the time. These paintings can still be seen in the Palace Museum in Beijing. Other examples of Namkha Gyan's work can be found in Chengdu, as well as the Kangdze region of East Tibet.

This publication is of significant importance as the first modern publication in any language to be devoted to the works of an individual Tibetan historical artist.

Langkajie Tangka: The Legacy of Seventeenth Century Tangka Painting Master. Author: Yangtar Lhamo. January 2012. ISBN 978-7-5410-4806-7.

Publication: Collection of Tanglazewang

Thanglha Tsewang (1902-1989) first learned how to draw at age 10 from his uncle. He was very much encouraged at his studies by Katog Situ. Later, he became a monk and was very closely associated with Palpung Monastery in Eastern Tibet. Over the course of his life he created a large body of works, primarily Tibetan paintings - many of which are reproduced in the publication. Collection of Tanglazewang. Authors: Konchog Tenzin, Yontan Tsering, Dodril. August 2006. ISBN 7-5409-3235-X/J-121.