Tibetan terms painting means Thankas which can be scroll and rolled up,
painted, embroidered and can be made of patchwork. Common form taken by
Thanka is a vertical rectangular shaped. First framed by textile
borders usually ( red and yellow) in color and often subsequently mounted on
Chinese and indian brocade. Tibetan thankas have very define symphony accomplish into
degree of expediency in brilliant lustrous and natural pigment. The
origination of Tibetan thanka could be tracked back to 18th century. The
Tibetan thankas can be subjected either to the types or icons, Mandala, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, Guardians and Yidams and Bardo Thanka.
Each thanka is considered as a support for meditation, bringing significance
not only to pattern and artist, but to all human beings. These art often
bespoken for more specific reasons not frequently as a visual supplication
to a diety.
Newar mores has historically made up in majority of
the population of Nepal's kathmandu valley. 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.