The Sacred Art of Tibet

  • The Art Fund |
  • Talk |
  • Tuesday 4 December 2012 - 18:30 until 20:00

Isolated from the outside world for centuries, Tibet is home to a rich artistic tradition inspired by the teachings of Buddhism. The religion began in India during the 5th century BC and over the centuries developed into three distinct paths – the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. The Mahayana and the Vajrayana developed extraordinary systems of visual imagery and it was these two traditions that permeated Tibet from the 7th century AD onwards. Zara Fleming explores the wealth of this sacred artistic tradition, explaining how the paintings and sculptures are created and the diverse ways in which they are used.

West Tibetan, Mural of Prajnaparamita, 14th century Zara Fleming

West Tibetan, Mural of Prajnaparamita, 14th century

​This event has been organised by local volunteer group to help raise money for the Art Fund

Venue details

The Art Fund
Millais House, 7 Cromwell Place London SW7 2JN