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Gammas Art Gallery answers: What is Thangka art?

In Tibetan Buddhist culture, Thangka art is considered both an ultimate cultural symbol and a visual manifestation of the life of Buddha and his various teachings. Thangkas bring together the ancient philosophies of non-violence, meditation, and inner peace. This is exactly what Iraklis Gatenadze aims to explore through Gammas, an exclusive Tibetan art gallery. The core belief of Gammas is that art has the power to transform the world for the better.

Above: Art piece from the collection of Gammas, showing a Buddhist deity in the centre of 1m x 1m mantra mandala. © Gammas Art Gallery.

Situated in the heart of Central London, Berkeley Square, Gammas opens a portal to the vast cultural beauty of Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, and Northern India. The artworks have existed for thousands of years, holding unparalleled historical and spiritual significance. Buddhists believe that Thangkas are energetically charged and have the ability to implement positive change; it is a spiritual medium as well as a protective tool. The process of creating the art is as fundam