Sakya School

Tibetan school of painting associated with the Buddhist order of the same name, one of the 4 main orders. The school, which flourished from the 13th to the 16th centuries in central Tibet, developed in Sakya monasteries, particularly in the monastery of Ngor. Sakya paintings are often composed of multiple mandalas characterized by even, flat colors, an icon-like quality, and an overall directness that complements their religious and visual complexity.

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Sakya School
Ngor School
Nor School
Sa-kya-Bris
Sakyapa
Sakya-school Dutch
Escuela de Sakya Spanish

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Tibetan school of painting associated with the Buddhist order of the same name, one of the 4 main orders. The school, which flourished from the 13th to the 16th centuries in central Tibet, developed in Sakya monasteries, particularly in the monastery of Ngor. Sakya paintings are often composed of multiple mandalas characterized by even, flat colors, an icon-like quality, and an overall directness that complements their religious and visual complexity.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300018857. The J. Paul Getty Trust.