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Thai Art. Sukhothai Ayutthaya Bangkok Fisher, pp. 172-183. Term Paper. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento (visit Asian Art Gallery by yourself) Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (class meets on Saturday March 5th at 1 p.m.), February 19-May 8, 2005

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Thai art

Thai Art

Sukhothai

Ayutthaya

Bangkok

Fisher, pp. 172-183


Term paper
Term Paper

  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento (visit Asian Art Gallery by yourself)

  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (class meets on Saturday March 5th at 1 p.m.), February 19-May 8, 2005

  • The Witt Gallery, The tradition Continues: Thai Art from the Past into the Present, April 19- April 28, 2005

  • Paper: 4-5 page-long; focus on one or couple of objects; DEADLINE Wednesday April 27, 2005


Thai art1
Thai art

  • Sukhothai (13th-15th centuries)

  • Ayutthaya (1350-1767): Kingdom of Siam

  • Bangkok (1782-present)

  • Language in central Thailand: Mon-Khmer and Thai


Buddhism in thailand
Buddhism in Thailand

  • Hinayana (Theravada is one of the 18 sects practiced in SEA in the 6th)

  • Mahayana Buddhism from NE India (in the regions under Cambodian rulers)

  • Theravada Buddhism from Burma

  • Theravada Buddhism from Sri Lanka


Theravada buddhism
Theravada Buddhism

  • Focus: Sakyamuni Buddha, his past lives (especially the last Ten Human Lives (Thotsachat), his teaching, and monks

  • Goals: reach nirvana, to be born in a paradise, to be born during the time of Maitreya Buddha, Future Buddha

  • Religious practice: merit making (punya)


Buddhist art
Buddhist Art

  • Thai Buddha images: sitting, standing, walking, and reclining

  • Most popular hand gestures: earth-touching hand gesture and meditation

  • Follows the 32 major characteristics and 80 minor characteristics

  • Media: stone, brick and stucco, bronze





Painting
Painting 14th century

  • Manuscripts (sutra) depict scenes from the Buddha’s life and his past lives (jatakas); made of paper and painted with tempera

  • Mural painting










Ayutthaya period
Ayutthaya period 14th century

  • Kingdom of Siam

  • 1350-1800

  • Buddhist art was influenced by Khmer art, Sukhothai art, and Sri Lankan art














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