In Turin, at Palazzo Bricherasio, the most complete overview of Tibetan art ever seen in Italy. Themes of great popularity, with splendid full-color images.
[Tibetan Buddhist Art. Gods and Demons of the Himalayas] Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio presents an exhibition on a culture and an art all to often viewed without rigorous historical knowledge, and approached in terms of ingenuous attraction to its esoteric and ritual aspects, neglecting its philosophical and aesthetic importance. The show represents the most complete overview of Tibetan art yet to be seen in Italy, featuring the famous tempera paintings on canvas (known as thang-ka) along with a significant selection of bronze and wood sculptures, the finest public collection of wooden covers of the great volumes of the Tibetan Buddhist Canon, and a series of precious fragments of metal decorations of ancient monuments, fortunate survivors of the destruction during the Cultural Revolution.