12 episodes

September 3, 2010 - May 23, 2011
With the destruction of Indian Buddhism in 1203, Tibet's previous source of artistic inspiration was wiped out. Tibetan artists then turned to Nepal, the only nearby surviving center of traditional Buddhist art, and also home to the Newar artists of the Kathmandu Valley who were well known and sought out for their extraordinary skill in painting, sculpture, and wood working. Within a generation after the disappearance of Indian Buddhism, Tibetans had copied and learned the Newar style, or Beri as it is now known. The style took root and existed for over four centuries, reaching its height from 1360-1460 when it was adopted as Tibet's universal painting style. The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting traces the chronological development of the Beri style, highlighting key stylistic features such as dark indigo blue backgrounds, predominant red tones, decorative scrollwork, and distinctive architectural details. In part, The Nepalese Legacy seeks to demonstrate the full extent of the Beri style's chronological development, religious patronage, and geographic scope. This 12 stop audio tour features Marcos Stafne, Head of Education at the Rubin Museum of Art, and Guest Curator David Jackson.

The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting - The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting Rubin Museum of Art

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September 3, 2010 - May 23, 2011
With the destruction of Indian Buddhism in 1203, Tibet's previous source of artistic inspiration was wiped out. Tibetan artists then turned to Nepal, the only nearby surviving center of traditional Buddhist art, and also home to the Newar artists of the Kathmandu Valley who were well known and sought out for their extraordinary skill in painting, sculpture, and wood working. Within a generation after the disappearance of Indian Buddhism, Tibetans had copied and learned the Newar style, or Beri as it is now known. The style took root and existed for over four centuries, reaching its height from 1360-1460 when it was adopted as Tibet's universal painting style. The Nepalese Legacy in Tibetan Painting traces the chronological development of the Beri style, highlighting key stylistic features such as dark indigo blue backgrounds, predominant red tones, decorative scrollwork, and distinctive architectural details. In part, The Nepalese Legacy seeks to demonstrate the full extent of the Beri style's chronological development, religious patronage, and geographic scope. This 12 stop audio tour features Marcos Stafne, Head of Education at the Rubin Museum of Art, and Guest Curator David Jackson.

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