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The visitors may experience today began in 1979 with the purchase of Lady, a modestly priced oil on canvas that combines classical influences depicting the naked female form of a Venus-like vision in sensual pose, enswathed in unmistakably Asian-influenced adornment and interpretation. The Thai artist could not subdue his Thainess and the Italian classical  iconographic portrayal had transformed into a new school of representation of a classically  established art form.

In Thai artists’ hands even classically inspired works transcend the expected, lifting their art to a spiritual level that reveals how Thai culture and Thai art are inseparable even when under pressure from established outside influences. The artist Anand Panin of this particular piece of art, although respected as being a good artist and able to live from the sale of his works, could not today have his art compared to that of Sandro Botticelli’s or William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s The Birth of Venus.  However, in years to come Anand Panin may well be heralded as a definitive statement in the development of contemporary Thai art on the international platform.

The Ground floor is comprised of four exhibition halls. There are two halls for temporary exhibitions and two halls for exhibiting the artworks of two National Artists and an Artist of Distinction in Sculpture. The exhibition displays signature pieces of Professor Chalood Nimsamer’s, a National artist in sculpture, as well as paintings that reflect significant aspects of Thai contemporary art. Also on display are works from Paitun Muangsomboon, who has likewise been awarded the status of National Artist in Sculpture. His works led to an important transformation of sculpture formation from ideality to international reality. Also on display are works from Khien Yimsiri, an Artist of Distinction, and a pioneer of Thai contemporary sculpture. Yimsiri’s works are progressive, unique, and harmoniously integrate both Thainess and universality. His concept was inspired by the style of Buddha images from the Sukhothai Period, as well as Thai tradition and culture in general.

The Ground floor is comprised of four exhibition halls. There are two halls for temporary exhibitions and two halls for exhibiting the artworks of two National Artists and an Artist of Distinction in Sculpture. The exhibition displays signature pieces of Professor Chalood Nimsamer’s, a National artist in sculpture, as well as paintings that reflect significant aspects of Thai contemporary art. Also on display are works from Paitun Muangsomboon, who has likewise been awarded the status of National Artist in Sculpture. His works led to an important transformation of sculpture formation from ideality to international reality. Also on display are works from Khien Yimsiri, an Artist of Distinction, and a pioneer of Thai contemporary sculpture. Yimsiri’s works are progressive, unique, and harmoniously integrate both Thainess and universality. His concept was inspired by the style of Buddha images from the Sukhothai Period, as well as Thai tradition and culture in general.

 

 

The exhibition consists of the diverse individuality of thoughts.  All works of art reflect the lifestyle of the contemporary era and social events. The entrance hall displays a series of mixed media artworks by Kamol Tassananchalee, a National Artist in Visual Arts. He is an artist who has independently developed his own identity of art creation. He is interested in mixed media and often uses hand-made paper to create his artworks. Inside the exhibition room, Thai contemporary art is drawn from different themes and concepts such as social knowledge and Buddhism, whilst also Including artworks from different generations’ luminaries. Artists include Sriwan Janehattakarnkit, Preecha Panklam, Wuttikorn Kongka, Thavee Rachaneekorn, Veerasak Sassadee, Lumpoo Kansanau, Denphong Wongsarot, Thongchai Srisukprasert along with artworks from National Artist in Visual Arts such as Pichai Nirand, Chalermchai Kositpipat, Preecha Thaothong and Panya Vijinthanasarn.

The exhibition consists of the diverse individuality of thoughts.  All works of art reflect the lifestyle of the contemporary era and social events. The entrance hall displays a series of mixed media artworks by Kamol Tassananchalee, a National Artist in Visual Arts. He is an artist who has independently developed his own identity of art creation. He is interested in mixed media and often uses hand-made paper to create his artworks. Inside the exhibition room, Thai contemporary art is drawn from different themes and concepts such as social knowledge and Buddhism, whilst also Including artworks from different generations’ luminaries. Artists include Sriwan Janehattakarnkit, Preecha Panklam, Wuttikorn Kongka, Thavee Rachaneekorn, Veerasak Sassadee, Lumpoo Kansanau, Denphong Wongsarot, Thongchai Srisukprasert along with artworks from National Artist in Visual Arts such as Pichai Nirand, Chalermchai Kositpipat, Preecha Thaothong and Panya Vijinthanasarn.

 

 

The 3rd floor displays highly imaginative artworks and fantastic pieces of Thai contemporary art. Included are works of several artists such as Sompop Budtarad, Chuang Moolpinit, Somphong Adulyasarapan and Prateep Kochabua. There is also a room dedicated to The Thai classical literature Khun Chang - Khun Paen, called the “House of Phimphilalai”. It elaborates  especially on Phimphilalai - a beautiful woman who was faught over by two men - in two interpretations by two artists of different generations: Hem Vejkorn and Sukee Som-ngoen.

The 3rd floor displays highly imaginative artworks and fantastic pieces of Thai contemporary art. Included are works of several artists such as Sompop Budtarad, Chuang Moolpinit, Somphong Adulyasarapan and Prateep Kochabua. There is also a room dedicated to The Thai classical literature Khun Chang - Khun Paen, called the “House of Phimphilalai”. It elaborates  especially on Phimphilalai - a beautiful woman who was faught over by two men - in two interpretations by two artists of different generations: Hem Vejkorn and Sukee Som-ngoen.

 

 

On the 4th floor are several kinds of artworks fashioned by one of Thailand’s most noted philosophers and artists, Thawan Duchanee, who was awarded National Artist in Painting in 2001. Included are numerous oil on canvas paintings, drawings, carved wood pieces, and weapons crafted by this highly individual and creative talent. There is also one room dedicated to Great Thai Artists which includes paintings by Tawee Nandakwang, Chakrapan Posayakrit, Angkarn Kalayanapongsa. Another highlight of this floor is the three gigantic contemporary paintings rendering the The Three Kingdoms (including Heaven, Middle Earth, and Hell) by three artists: Sompop Budtarad, Panya Vijinthanasarn, and Prateep Kochabua.

On the 4th floor are several kinds of artworks fashioned by one of Thailand’s most noted philosophers and artists, Thawan Duchanee, who was awarded National Artist in Painting in 2001. Included are numerous oil on canvas paintings, drawings, carved wood pieces, and weapons crafted by this highly individual and creative talent. There is also one room dedicated to Great Thai Artists which includes paintings by Tawee Nandakwang, Chakrapan Posayakrit, Angkarn Kalayanapongsa. Another highlight of this floor is the three gigantic contemporary paintings rendering the The Three Kingdoms (including Heaven, Middle Earth, and Hell) by three artists: Sompop Budtarad, Panya Vijinthanasarn, and Prateep Kochabua.

 

 

The 5th floor shows international contemporary art from other countries such as China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Russia, Italy, Norway, and the USA. The signature Richard Green room, imitating a European museum atmosphere with a curved skylight, exhibits paintings by the most talented artists from the

Romantic period. The style was still in vogue when Queen Victoria came to the British throne, and reigned when the Great King Rama V first travelled to Europe in 1897. Included are paintings by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema and John William Godward. Some of these paintings age back to nearly three centuries and every piece is found to be exceptionally well-preserved.

The 5th floor shows international contemporary art from other countries such as China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Russia, Italy, Norway, and the USA. The signature Richard Green room, imitating a European museum atmosphere with a curved skylight, exhibits paintings by the most talented artists from the

Romantic period. The style was still in vogue when Queen Victoria came to the British throne, and reigned when the Great King Rama V first travelled to Europe in 1897. Included are paintings by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema and John William Godward. Some of these paintings age back to nearly three centuries and every piece is found to be exceptionally well-preserved.