Kadam School

Western Tibetan school of painting named after the Buddhist order of the same name that began and fostered it. Tradition has it that the style was introduced by the Indian sage Atîsha in the 11th century; it is characterized by simple compositions, a sense of spaciousness, and an overall basic richness.

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7996
Names
Kadam School
Atisha Style
Bka'gdams
bKah-gdam-pahi Lugs
early classical school
Kadampa Style
Kadam-ri
Kadam Style
Kadam-school Dutch
Escuela de Kadam Spanish

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Western Tibetan school of painting named after the Buddhist order of the same name that began and fostered it. Tradition has it that the style was introduced by the Indian sage Atîsha in the 11th century; it is characterized by simple compositions, a sense of spaciousness, and an overall basic richness.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300018850. The J. Paul Getty Trust.