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Painting

Thai traditional paintings contain a high level of aesthetic spirit. They often reflect the past, the Thai way of living, including customs, values, religious beliefs.

Loy Krathong
Classical Thai paintings were confined to temples are palace interiors. Mural paintings were developed in the belief that walls should enhance the beauty of the religious objects they surrounded.
Loy Krathong
In Thai Buddhist temples, depictions of Buddhist heaven and hells, Jataka stories ("JAKATA" - ชาดก), episodes from Buddha's life, scenes from contemporary Thai life can be seen.
Morning offering to monk
Morning offering to monk
Village feast
Paintings depicted subjects in two dimensions, without regard to perspective.
Village feast
To inspire those who visited the temple, the paintings, which decorate the temple walls, were designed to provide religious instruction. Many of them were painted by anonymous monks and artists.
Loy Krathong
Loy Krathong
Royalty
Often such work of art would be commissioned by pious Thai Buddhists hoping to gain merit by presenting a gift to the temple.
Royalty


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