A tribute to Chakrabhand Posayakrit

“I like to listen to Thai music, see Khon (traditional Thai masked dance) and Lakorn (Thai dance-theatre) and read old literature.”

posayakritThe artist at work

Chakrabhand Posayakrit was born 1943 in Bangkok and can be regarded as one of the most famous and popular national artists of Thailand. In 2000, for instance, he received the title “ National Artist in Visual Arts (Painting)“.

Hence, if you search the internet for Thai art and painting, you will defintely come across this Thai National Artist’s works. In the early period of his works, he painted realistic images of people in order to express their character adequately.

Chakrabhand Posayakrit

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However, in his later works, however, the artist uses more imagination and idealizes his paintings, he also creates Thai puppets and paints scenes from classical Thai literature. In addition, he is also famous for his paintings of Buddha.

Chakrabhand Posayakrit: Paining of a Thai Puppet

Chakrabhand Posayakrit: Paining of a Thai Puppet

 

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3db2a1c7ad3abf6b1a25118cfd4ec6e2Painting of the enlightened Buddha

Indeed, this Thai National Artist’s paintings reveals a great interest in traditional Thai art and displays its beauty.

His work range is wide and not only incorporates paintings and drawings but also design, decorative art, puppetry and literary works which he published with the pseudonym “Sasivimol“.

I very much adore his Dioramas from Thai literature and wish I could have one myself 🙂

decorative art posayakrit

In a nutshell, I am very much impressed by Chakrabhand Posayakrit’s art works and since this kind of art is not available over here in Germany, I deceided to make a photo wall with his paintings for myself.

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100My picture wall

In addition, I felt free to incorporate some of the artist’s paintings in my decoupage art works.

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100This is the dance of the kinnari (The Shan Kinnari and Kinnara dance) which is the Thai Yai (Shan) bird dance. Love this picture! By the way, the Kinnari is a mythical being, half-swan and half-dancer.

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100  VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100 VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100 Here are some examples of my decoupage art using Posayakrit’s paintings

If you want to learn more about this artist and painter, I suggest you check out his homepage.

The pictures on this page also come from this site.

You may also like to check out the following book ‘The Arts of Thailand’ by Steve van Beek, there you also find information about Chakrabhand Posayakrit.

Hope you enjoy reading and admiring these awesome pictures!

Yours, Sirinya