【Commentary】The colors are thick and bright, and the lines are delicate and neat, which is the charm brought to the thangka by the unique mineral plant pigments and the exquisite skills of the painter. Thangka has the role of painting history, with distinct national characteristics, strong religious colors and unique artistic style, and has always been regarded as a treasure by people. In recent years, the Tibetan Artists Association has always been committed to the inheritance, research and innovative development of Thangka art, paid attention to the cultivation and support of young and middle-aged painters in the new literary and artistic groups of the Tibet Autonomous Region, and encouraged the diversified development of contemporary Thangka art in terms of subject matter content and expression.

Bienba, chairman of the Tibetan Artists Association

Around 2017, we used to be a pure Thangka exhibition, and since 2017 we have been doing some exhibitions with you on Tibetan contemporary canvas and some contemporary paintings. Now this kind of painting is modern, passed down from the thangka, and then there is an innovative painting in the process of inheritance, called Tibetan canvas heavy color. Then this is more about drawing some content in real life, that is, comparing some things to people.

【Commentary】Tibetan heavy color painting on canvas combines the elements of traditional Thangka, mural painting and Handi Gongbi heavy color painting, and at the same time draws on the elements of Western realistic painting and modern painting, and the painters do not stick to the style characteristics of the painting school, and create works with the aesthetic characteristics of Tibetan painting in an innovative way. The "See is Wish" Tibetan Thangka Exhibition, which has been held for eight sessions, exhibits traditional Tibetan Thangka and contemporary Tibetan Thangka art creations, becoming a platform for cultural exchanges with the world through the medium of Thangka.

Bienba, chairman of the Tibetan Artists Association

In the eighth exhibition, everyone has a very obvious feeling that the Thangka culture in Tibet has developed very rapidly, and all the culture, genre combing, theoretical understanding, and another is some concerns about the culture itself, especially the aesthetics of the Thangka itself and the inheritance of painting, more detailed and detailed understanding, so far, not only the inheritance of the five major schools of painting itself, but also the other is that each of its inheritance has a great development.

【Commentary】As an important part of Tibetan art and culture, Thangka has a unique painting expression and artistic value with fresh vitality, and generations of painters have passed on Thangka with an inclusive and open creative mentality, constantly enriching the subject matter of creation, and making the historical Thangka enduringly new and shining in the development.

Xie Mu reports from Lhasa

Responsible Editor: [Li Ji]