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Sky painter Langkajie's Tangka shines in Beijing

(Chinaculture.org) Updated: 2016-05-28 16:11 Comments

Sky painter Langkajie's Tangka shines in Beijing

Langkajie's Nirvana. [Photo/china.com.cn]

An exhibition featuring 70 Tangkas pieces painted by Langkajie and his successors were on show at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing Saturday. It is the first time Langkajie's work Nirvana comes to Beijing.

Born in the 17th century, Langkajie is a celebrated Tangka master. Langkajie, meaning a venerable painter who decorates the sky, is not his real name but an honored title to him for his exquisite works. In Langkajie's Tangka, the sky has six to seven color layers and is connected with earth harmoniously. Hence he was also called "sky painter".

Different from other style of Tangkas that use yellow as the key color, Langkajie uses a deep green. And his works are based on perspective with clear objects at the front and blurry ones at the back.

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