Description

Thawan Duchanee

Modern Buddhist Artist

Russell Marcus

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  • Published: August 2013
  • Subject Listing: Asian Art, Asian Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 168 pp., 109 illus., 74 in color, notes, 6 x 8 in.
  • Territorial rights: World rights except Southeast Asia
  • Distributed for: Silkworm Books
  • Contents

Thai national artist Thawan Duchanee has spent his life creating art that deeply reflects Buddhist philosophy. His internationally renowned art is masterful both for its intricacy and for its subtle portrayal of Buddhism.

Thawan expresses Buddhist wisdom with incredible versatility. His artworks depict the dangers of doubt, lust, fear, and lack of concentration expose humankind’s pursuit of pleasure and escape from pain and illustrate virtues exemplified in the previous lives of the Buddha. With over one hundred images, this book examines themes hidden within the art and guides the reader through some of Thawan’s most interesting works.

Often told in his own words, this book offers insights into Thawan’s creative genius, explores his philosophy on the arts, examines his famous signature, and recounts his life story. It is fascinating reading for all those interested in Thai art and Buddhism.

Russell Marcus is the author of Lao Proverbs and The Guide to Japanese Food and Restaurants.
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Paintings
1. The Dhammapada
2. The Battle of Mara
3. The Last Ten Lives of the Buddha
4. Seeing What Is Visible

Buildings
5. Buddhist Meditation Room
6. The Biggest Work of the Painter Is Not a Painting

Artistry
7. Styles and Media

Philosophy
8. The Artist's Own Words

Life
9. Biography

Notes
Reviews