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Alexandra Skedzuhn: Tibetan Buddhist wall paintings on earthen plaster: bases and considerations pertaining to the painting techinque Back
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Abstract: The cultural heritage of the Himalayan region under Tibetan influence has only recently been part of increased scientific interest. There does not exist a concise confrontation of employed painting techniques on earthen plaster in a number of different Tibetan Buddhist temples. Wall paintings in secco-technique in the North of India and Nepal will be therefore compared regarding their painting techniques, pigments and binding media. Reference to both the traditional thangka paintings and the early Indian paintings will help to illustrate and classify techniques and materials.
A critical comparison of the results gained from various investigations will form a basis for further interdisciplinary research projects.


Keywords: Wall paintings – Tibetan Buddhism – earthen plaster – secco technique – India- pigments- binding media – painting technique
  • academic institution: HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Göttingen
  • kind of theses:  Bachelorarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Nicole Riedl
  • assistant Tutor:  MAHeike Pfund
  • date:  2010
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  122
  • pictures:  40
Alexandra Skedzuhn
Böckhstrasse 50
10967  Berlin
a.skedzuhn@[Diesen Teil loeschen]


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