Thursday, December 14, 2017

Silk Paintings - Ayutthaya

This silk painting belongs to a series called "Magic Landscapes" and was part of a solo exhibition in the BoxHeart Gallery in Pittsburgh.

The painting is a triptych, painted on 3 panels and was inspired by the ancient city of Ayutthaya in Thailand.

40" x 39"
silk, stitched

Ayutthaya is one of those special places which emanate an aura of magic and fascination ancient sites have in common. Ayutthaya (1350 - 1767) was once the golden capital of the ancient kingdom of Siam (Thailand) - a magical city with about one million inhabitants around 1700. It was destroyed by the Burmese and finally abandoned. Bangkok became the new capital.

Today nothing is left but ruins. Only hundreds of Buddha statues, partially intact or restored, prangs (reliquary towers) and monasteries, which form the Ayutthaya historical park, create a place of great magic and belong to the UNESCO World Heritage.

Here are some additional details:

The silk is mounted on stretcher bars and gallery wrapped (stapled on the back - sides are painted). The panels are ready to be hung.

As the painting's reverse sides are protected by 2 other layer of fabric, one a very thin polyester batting and another fabric as backing stability is guaranteed. These silk paintings do not request different handling than oils or other artwork: dry environment and no direct sunlight. I have silk paintings on my walls since many years which look fresh and new as if just created. You can contact my gallery in Pittsburgh for reference.




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