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Art in Tibet by Erberto F. Lo Bue (editor), Charles Ramble

By Erberto F. Lo Bue (editor), Charles Ramble

This quantity bargains with particular matters with regards to Tibetan artwork, starting from the earliest Buddhist structures in imperative, southern and jap geocultural Tibet as much as the inventive traditions flourishing within the twentieth century. The papers are prepared following the chronology of the websites or the subjects considered within the first half and logical standards within the latter half. Illustrated with quite a few black-and-white photographs and 32 pages of color plates, its contents are of particular curiosity to students and experts, whereas a wide half is out there to non-specialists, too, which makes the e-book beneficial additionally to school scholars attracted to the topic in addition to amateurs of Tibetan artwork.

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Open gallery 18. former monks’ rooms now public flats 19. former monks’ rooms now public flats 20. corridor leading to Sgo ra shar House 21. former monks’ now public flat with extant historic decorations RME RU RNYING PA 33 Fig. 3: Third level plan (THF) 1. roof 2. stairway shelters 3. skylight for Bram ze mgon khang 4. rab gsal sitting room 5. monastic sitting room 6. monastic residential rooms, formerly connected with trap-door to floor below 7. monastic residential room 8. open gallery 9. skylight over assembly hall 10.

Tea kitchen for Gnas chung monks 13. residential room owned by public housing department 14. residential room of Rme ru rnying pa abbot 34 ANDRÉ ALEXANDER Fig. 4: Fourth level plan (THF) 1. former reception room reserved for Gnas chung Oracle now used as chapel for Gnas chung rdo rje grags ldan 2. former reception room reserved for Ta la’i bla ma now closed 3. former tea kitchen exclusively to serve tea to the Ta la’i bla ma and to the Gnas chung Oracle 4. corridor connected via trapdoor and stairs to room below 5.

On the interior walls there are remnants of pre-1959 mural paintings that once covered the entire room. The images were painted in white, yellow and gold outlines on a black background. On the outside walls, fragments of old mural painting were revealed beneath a coat of paint applied after the chapel was closed down in the 1960s. These were traced and documented. The ceiling has a post-1980s skylight, and no elements of particular historic or artistic value. The largest structure in the compound was built to accommodate a branch community of Gnas chung monastery, seat of the Tibetan State Oracle.

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