Burmese art history has stretched for more than 800 years in different painting forms and techniques; from the ancient wall and cloth paintings to the traditional used of parabaiks in court manuscripts. It was only in the nineteen century, the British arrival and colonialism that the emergence of the modern era in Burmese painting started.
The emergence of Burmese modern art history can be partly answered or the starting off, following the fall of the last Konbaung Dynasty to the British in 1885. Burmese court painters and painters a liked studied the western concepts of light, perspective and portraiture, mastering the western styled of watercolor and oil paintings. Artists liked Saya Chone (1866 – 1917), Saya Thaung (1865 – 1940), Saya Aye (1872 – 1930), M.T. Hla (1874 – 1946), Saya Myit (1888 – 1966), Saya Saung (1898 – 1952) and Yatanabon Maung Su (1903 – 1965) were essential names. The famous Saya Chone worked mainly with opaque watercolor on cloth; his oeuvre including court paintings, historical paintings, religious paintings, landscape works, as well as individual and family portraits.
Venue: Art Seasons Singapore, 50 Genting Lane, #03-02, Cideco Industrial Complex
When: 23 Jun - 11 Aug 2019,