“The Face Is the Index of the Mind: Exhibition of Selected Thang-ga Artworks” held in Beijing
Painter draws Thang-ga artworks at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, capital of China, August 9, 2017. (Photo by Du Jianpo / Guangming Picture)
By Guo Caiying
“The Face Is the Index of the Mind: Exhibition of Selected Thang-ga Artworks” kicked off at The National Art Museum of China in Beijing, capital of China, August 9, 2017. As the intangible cultural heritage, Thang-ga belongs to China and the world at large. It carries the superb Tibetan painting art and the traditional Chinese culture. The Thang-ga art as we see today is inherited from the masters to the apprentices via oral teaching that inspires true understanding within.
This exhibition displays over a hundred Thang-ga artworks by two masters, father Shawu Tsering and son Gendun Dargye. It makes a systematic presentation of their inheritance of Thang-ga art and the evolution of their painting styles. The exhibits come in a variety of subjects, in particular, the super large masterpiece – a 30-meter-long Thang-ga jointly creted by the father and the son – vividly captures the Tibetan traditions and customs. The exhibition brings out the charm of the Tibetan traditional art and manifests the diversity of Chinese traditional art.[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]