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12 colorful paintings of Tibet's mountains

Photos logoPhotos 11/25/2018

From the meandering Brahmaputra River winding its way through the Himalayas to the magnificent vision of the Kangchenjunga melding with the sky above, here are some colorful and dramatic paintings of Tibet’s mountains.

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Brahmaputra River is shown flowing through a path between lofty mountain peaks in this painting titled "Brahmaputra.". (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow, Russia.)

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A painting showing the peaks of the Himalayan ranges. (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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A canvas detailing the landscape of Ladakh. (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.) 

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The painting – titled "Tangla. The Song about Shambhala" – shows a mythical paradise. Shambhala is believed to be the birthplace of Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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An illustration titled "Flowers of Timur (Victory Lights)." (Found in State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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A 1944 painting by Nicholas Roerich titled "Baralacha." (From a private collection.) 

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A 1924 work titled "Padma Sambhava." Padmasambhava was an Indian sage who is said to have introduced Tantric Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet in the eighth century. (Found in the collection of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York City, New York, U.S.)

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An illustration, titled "Kangchenjunga," of world's third highest mountain. (Found in the collection of the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow.)

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A mystical painting of the Himalayas dating back to 1943. (Found in the collection of the International Centre of the Roerichs.)

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"The Giant" shows the magnificence of the mountains. (Fond in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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An artwork title "Silver Kingdom" showing snowy ridges. (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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Painting titled "The Message of Shambala." (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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