LARGE ORIGINAL SIGNED OIL / MIXED MEDIA PAINTING. Fantastic original signed oil painting with mixed media on board - Thailand village. The world-renowned artist specialised in painting native scenes of Thailand culture, including its communities, people, and way of life. This painting depicts people within a rural scene. The National Artist of Thailand in Fine Art of the year 1999.
Prayat was born in 1934, in Singburi. (Painting), Silpakorn University, Bangkok and Dip. (Decorazione), LAccademia di Belle Art, Rome, Italy.He was given several other honours including, Accademico Onorario Classe Incisione, LAccademia Fiorentina Delle Arti Del Disegno, Italy and Accredited Great Artist (Graphic Arts) by the Committee of the National Exhibition of Art. Prayat has exhibited widely in Asia and Europe. (Source: www sombatpermpoongallery com prayat-pongdam).
Deemed a National Artist in 1998, Prayat Pongdam was a Thai printmaker. Pongdams studies in painting began under the tutelage of Prof.
Silpa Bhirasri at Silpakorn University. Pongdam continued his education at the Academia di Belle Arti di Roma in Italy in 1961. Upon returning to Thailand, he regularly created paintings and prints, and was among the first in a group of Thai artists to introduce printmaking techniques to the public. He was declared an artist of distinction for his printmaking in 1981, and was awarded the title Academico Onorario Classe Incisione from the Italian government through the LAccademia Florentina delle Arte del Disegno. His artworks explored ideas of nature, ways of life, and the Thai rural spirit through simple human and animal symbols expressing themes of warmth, affection, and love.Usually foregrounding his paintings with animal subjects, his backgrounds consisted of landscapes such as temples, churches, vihara, heritage sites, local villages, fields of rice, gardens, and forests. Prayat harmonized these themes and techniques within the unique character of his woodcut techniques. Using line, colour, and composition, Prayat blended plainness, purity and sincerity with nature, religion, and the folk cultures of rural societies. The artwork is in overall excellent condition.
The painting has been made in oil with mixed media, perhaps elements of tobacco leaf, including very fine string threads. There is some extremely minor paint loss on a string thread above the womans head please see the pictures.The painting is signed in red, below the house. The painting is created on board measuring 610mm x 460mm, and the frame measures 780mm x 630mm.
The painting is slightly loose in the frame and there is some writing on the rear of the board which is difficult to read, please view the pictures. For examples use the following internet search criteria. Www mutualart com Artist Prayat Pongdam. The item "PRAYAT PONGDAM 1934-2014 large original signed mixed media oil painting Thailand" is in sale since Friday, November 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
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