The Intricate Art of Tibetan Thangka Painting by Master RenQing CaiRang
Wednesday, November 16 2022 Peppaca Team
RenQing CaiRang is a provincial master of arts and crafts, non-genetic inheritance, and an innovative new figure. He is a founder of the "Black Tang Convex Gold" painting method, and an auspicious thangka contracted thangka painter.
RenQing CaiRang is known as the "black gold Master" in the thangka world. From learning to draw thangkas to completing the creation of thangkas alone, he has been drawing black and gold thangkas. Among the thangka painters, generally, only a few outstanding painters can draw lines with fine hairlines, and Renqing Cai Rang is one of the great figures.
The "Black Tang Convex Gold" painting method, a unique Thangka painting skill, is created by RenQing CaiRang after five years of trying. "Black tang convex gold" works of drawing need a painter 30 percent increase in workload and extend the painting cycle, which makes the number of the painter's works reduced significantly. The bumps on the surface of the painting are pure gold, using a great deal of gold, so the cost of this kind of thangka work is very high, you can imagine how precious it is. His works attracted the attention of many thangka collectors as soon as they were on the market.
This thangka is painted with convex gold technique. In the center, the Lord is revered as Sakyamuni Buddha- the founder of Buddhism. On the top of Thangka is Amitabha Buddha on the left, and Yakushi Buddha on the right. Amitabha Buddha is the master of Western Paradise. Amitabha, Guanyin Bodhisattva, and Dashizhi Bodhisattva are known as the "three Western Saints." On the left and bottom right of the Thangka are the two great disciples of Sakyamuni Buddha. In the middle is the enemy of Yama. This Thangka takes red (cinnabar) as the base tone, enriched with other mineral pigments, which bring bright colors and smooth lines. The vivid images and full tension give people a strong impact.
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RenQing has quickly become an outstanding thangka painter in the thangka field with his amazing talent. His solid painting skills show a distinctive style in black and gold. In the painting of thangka, he set exquisite colors, and coordinated chic transitions, sublimating stylish colors in calm and elegance. The technique of drawing lines is meticulous, delicate, stretching, and smooth.
In the form of expression, composition, and color, his works absorb the Chinese Gongbi painting style and integrate Tibetan painting art with his own understanding of painting and Buddhism. The characters' shape, appearance, and spiritual temperament are accurate and vivid. His art can genuinely achieve the state of both form and spirit.
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