New Menri School

School of painting that flourished in central Tibet from the late 17th to the 19th centuries; it is noted for its naturalistic figures; rich colors, especially orange and green; and elegant, meticulous detail, particularly in the garments and lotus petals. New Menri painting is also known for its emphasis on curves at the expense of straight lines. More emphasis is placed on architectural details and architectural settings replace the niche-shrine device of earlier paintings.

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8000
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New Menri School
Man-ri Sarma
Menri School, New
Mensa
New Man-ri
New Menri style
Sman gsar
nieuwe Menri-school Dutch
Nueva escuela de Menri Spanish

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School of painting that flourished in central Tibet from the late 17th to the 19th centuries; it is noted for its naturalistic figures; rich colors, especially orange and green; and elegant, meticulous detail, particularly in the garments and lotus petals. New Menri painting is also known for its emphasis on curves at the expense of straight lines. More emphasis is placed on architectural details and architectural settings replace the niche-shrine device of earlier paintings. New Menri paintings often combine architectural scenes with narrative, adopting a more distant viewpoint. Little open space is typical. Some New Menri paintings are valuable sources of information about Tibetan temple architecture, much of which no longer exists.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300018860. The J. Paul Getty Trust.