Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Perilously Dark Black House ~ Baan Dam Museum - Thawan Duchanee (Part 3/3).

Thawan Duchanee (27th September, 1939 – 3rd September, 2014) was a Thai contemporary painter, architect and sculptor with an international reputation. In 2001, this notable artist was given the price by the Office of the National Culture Commission of Thailand as the National Thai Artist in Fine art and Visual art. Thawan Duchanee was raised in Chiang Rai, Thailand and started art studies at the age of fifteen at the Art and Craft College under the scholarship of the Ministry of Education of Thailand. In 1958, he furthered his studies at Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Art department, Silpakorn University.
 Baan Dam tiered roof building.
 The carved facade in front the Baan Dam house.
 The granite sculptures,
 Antique furniture and interesting sacred Reclining Buddha statue.
 Another tiered building design.
 Photo taken with another sacred carved facade design.
 The giant knife.
 The Hornbill shape building, the Hornbills are a kind of bird named after their the large horn-like bills found on most species.
 Many skeletons on display.
 Art of horns, peacock tail feathers and furs.
The animals head on display, taxidermy is the preserving of an animal's part via stuffing or mounting for the purpose of art display.
 The sacred 3 Pure White Domes building.
 The Elephant skeletons.
The bathroom of Baan Dam Museum.
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Perilously Dark Black House ~ Baan Dam Museum - Thawan Duchanee (Part 2/3).

I am very impressed by Thawan Duchanee's artwork on Baan Dam Museum in Chiang Rai province. Thus, the Black House are designed in different styles and what is special about them is that their colour is predominantly black. Looking for an escape from the dark interiors, skulls and serrated teeth, I strolled through the garden past artfully arranged, housing some interesting tribal artifacts and sculptures. 
 Clay pot and vase, horned chairs and bear fur.
 The garden and many Black House buildings.
 Housing where table and canoes boat were filled with weaponry knife, swords, guns and spears - the paraphernalia of death.
 Another Black House building.
 The musical Gong, Drum and other wooden art.
 The triangle building of Black House and garden.
 Photo taken with another building of Black House.
 Variety design of Black House.
 The granite sculptures of Phra Pikanet.
Green garden with bamboo tree.
Grazing horses in garden.
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