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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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Perilously Dark Black House ~ Baan Dam Museum - Thawan Duchanee (Part 1/3).

A museum and an art gallery comprising of many interesting wooden buildings, housing some interesting tribal artifacts and animal bones and skins. Such decorative touches are obliquely expressed at the Black House where artist, architect and philosopher Ajahn Thawan Duchanee, has moodily re-invented aspects of Thai Buddhist architecture. Sunlight shoots daggers of light across the Assembly Hall's immense black interior that's supported by sturdy teak pillars. Python skins span tables roughly hewn and polished from enormous trees while ancient root systems are fashioned into seats. Described as a mystical masterpiece or, macabre and repetitive, the operatically scaled decor incorporates enormous horned chairs, animal skulls vast shell collections, ancient weaponry and animal furs. This taxidermic excess suggested 'Hall of the Mountain King' rather than the Buddhist 'Middle Way'.
The souvenir shop at Baan Dam Musuem Black House.
Amazing Black Wooden Building.
The board written as 'House Of National Artist' ~ Thawan Duchanee.
The granite sculptures in the garden.
The Art of Thai Buddhist architecture.
The black Horned Chair.
Sturdy teak pillars with beautiful crafted art.
Exotic display of Python skins.
Black-horned chairs were arranged a table accessorised with leopard furs, giant conch shells and snake skin.
The big door of teak wooden crafted art.
Amazing Art of Black House buildings.
The toilet building in Baan Dam House.
Giant stones decoration.
The Hand Print and Furious Tiger Painting of National Artist - Ajahn Thawan Duchanee.
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