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Frontiers in Art Research, 2022, 4(15); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2022.041504.

The Gama Gazi School of Thangka Art from the 16th to the 18th Century


Xinju Pi

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Xinju Pi

Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan Minzu College, Kangding, Sichuan, 626001, China


The Gama Gazi School of Painting arose in the Kangba region in the early days, due to a variety of reasons, such as geographical location, the fusion of ethnic cultures and the painter's efforts to inherit and innovate. In the 16th century, Nanka Zhaxi founded the Gama Gazi Thangka School, in the 17th century, Dorje developed the innovative Gama Gazi Thangka, and in the 18th century, Situ Queji Jiongnai continued to create a large number of Gama Gazi Thangka. All three have one thing in common, in the development of the Gama Gazi Thangka School, they all learned to innovate and integrate Chinese painting techniques, and became Thangka masters in various periods of the Gama Gazi School. The eclectic artistic connotation makes the Gama Gazi School different from the Miantang School and the Qin Ze School, and has become an obvious art form with regional characteristics of the Chinese nation.


Gama Gazi School; Thangka; artistic style

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Xinju Pi. The Gama Gazi School of Thangka Art from the 16th to the 18th Century. Frontiers in Art Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 15: 16-21. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2022.041504.


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