Taunggyi Myanmar Art
Ethnic insurgencies have shaken the region since Myanmar declared independence in 1948, but many believe it benefits Myanmar's ability to combat the drug problem. These festivals can be called the Land Festivals, where countless festivals take place throughout the year. They may also be closely intertwined with Buddhism and may be remote events that are part of local culture, such as weddings, funerals, festivals and art festivals.
As for today's art scene, The Economist reported that the junta that rules Myanmar is not known for its love of art. Most of Buddhist art consists of paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and other forms of sculpture, as well as animal sculptures.
Gold leaf is often used by Buddhist believers and is pasted on Buddha images as part of their offerings. Some of the most traditional Burmese lacquer ware is in unique terracotta colours, with scenes of jatakas (Buddhas of former existence) etched and then filled with green pigment. A very fine piece of stone art is on a plaque depicting the life of Buddha in Ananda Bagan. It is exhibited to show the Shan nationality who believe in Buddhism by showing a bronze Buddha image, wood lacquer and clay.
Another variation of Myanmar art is the wonderful wood carving, this time in the hand - dyed cotton and silk, which can be admired in the floating villages. Another very special art of Myanmar is painted with gemstones, which are painted in gemstone color, the usual colors being replaced by gemstones.
If you are a long-term collector or just looking for something unique for your time in Myanmar, a gallery hopping day is a great way to spend your day. Yangon has an emerging art scene, and contemporary art from Myanmar can be experienced in many different ways, both in the galleries and in the galleries that can be found in markets across the country.
Even if one does not master the Burmese, a stroll through a gallery in Rangoon can give an access to Myanmar culture like no other, and even if it is not transcendent, it can give the feeling of seeing something else from afar. This is certainly true of art in Myanmar, but it becomes particularly evident when one experiences art and culture in a different way while travelling in Myanmar and seeing its art.
The people of Burma and how open they are to contemporary and modern art forms, and I was close to many of these artists.
Modernity rarely leaves tradition untouched, and it is difficult to find a country where modernization is proceeding as quickly as Burma. The theme of renewal is widespread in the country's architecture, as can be seen in the capital, which has been the city's capital for centuries, but traditional forms of architecture have not always proved successful. In the abandoned buildings of many of Myanmar's major cities, including the smaller towns and communities, old photographs have been left to decay and stick together, melting with each season. These digitally manipulated photographs of old buildings and old people have become light representations on both sides of this famous icon.
In Beikthano, we find a large number of ceramic urns, going back further in time. In Art and Culture in Burma, Dr. Richard M. Cooler writes about the silver Pyu artworks discovered on a mountain near the ancient shrine of Sri Ksetra.
Myanmar Relief Art depicting the famous Jakata story, with the Buddha image plated in gold and a gold plate with a bronze version of the story on the reverse.
Dr. Richard M. Cooler, Head of Art and Culture of Burma, writes: "Burmese art and architecture forms are so complex, invented, widely articulated and often copied from later eras that there is little doubt that they are part of the fabric of Myanmar's cultural heritage. In the 11th century AD Bagan became the capital of a new state, the Mon Kingdom, under the rule of Emperor Aung San Suu Kyi. On the way we visited Bago, an ancient capital in the kingdom of Mon, which was highlighted by the reclining Buddha image. It contains scrolls with flowers and animals, carved by supernatural beings into delicate wood carvings and divided into intricate patterns.
On the other hand, the Konbaung era (17th century) is characterized by a Western perspective and tone style, which is embodied in the works of artists such as Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband. We saw several artists, including leading Impressionists, artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and modern artists.
Aung Khin influenced Myanmar's painting, as did other artists who were his contemporaries in Mandalay. Another teacher was u Ba Nyan, who studied with the artist who introduced realism and impressionism to Myanmar in the 1930s, U BaNyan.
He was involved in the creation and leadership of Myanmar's first national museum, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Mandalay, and earned a Master's degree in Art History from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently leading the construction of a new museum at Myanmar National Gallery of Art in Rangoon and is currently responsible for an exhibition of his works in San Francisco, California.