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    Preserving the ancient arts

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 22/10/2018

    » One night in Khanom district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province, 15-year-old Thanawit Kerddam brought out his best in performing a southern folk tale before numerous viewers. He provided the voices to more than 10 nang talung shadow puppets, sang along with fast-paced southern music, and occasionally slipped in jokes and current events. Although the audience from Bangkok did not understand the southern dialect, they felt the characters' emotions as the shadow puppets danced behind the white-cloth screen.

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    In a land before time

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/09/2018

    » Stepping into the Itsarawinitchai Hall of the National Museum Bangkok, visitors will feel like travelling back in time to the pre- and early historic periods of present-day Thailand at the "From Village To Early State: The Transformation Of Culture In Our Land" exhibition which will run until the end of this month.

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    In praise of a master

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/08/2018

    » One bold pencil stroke after another, Chakrabhand Posayakrit drew a portrait of his physical therapist using his left hand.

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    When photos were works of art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/05/2018

    » Modern technology allows people to capture a dozen pictures per second with a smartphone. In the 19th century, one single photograph on collodion wet plate required an hour of setting up, and for the subject to pose, a process of artistic endeavour unthinkable to the instant generation.

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    Two centuries of Thai-American friendship

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/02/2018

    » To commemorate the bicentennial of diplomatic ties between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Thailand, the US government and the US Embassy and Consulate in Thailand have been organising various activities in celebration of the important occasion.

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    Japanese art in the city

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 17/01/2018

    » An extraordinary display of ancient artefacts from Japan, including many items deemed national cultural heritage, is taking place at the National Museum Bangkok. From pre-Christ earthenware to classical fabric, from Buddhism to samurai, "The History Of Japanese Art: Life And Faith" manifests the grandeur and depth of history, and welcomes visitors until Feb 18.

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    Art from on high

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 25/09/2017

    » Exquisitely painted room partitions are an important part of a royal crematorium, considered royal paraphernalia for ceremonies. Their creation is inspired by the literary work Traiphum, which describes the three worlds according to the Buddhist-Bhraman beliefs of the universe, reincarnation, and the rule of karma.

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    A beautiful responsibility

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 05/06/2017

    » Immediately after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Oct 13 last year, a team of Fine Arts Department architectural specialists began their work to design the royal crematorium. Kokiart Thongphud -- known as the trusted right-hand man of the late architect Arwut Ngernchuklin, who designed several previous royal crematoriums -- knew that the responsibility would fall on his shoulders. That night his brain began to whirl, his hands skilfully moving the pencil, rulers and paper, his eyes focusing on the details.

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    In remembrance of the late King

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 10/05/2017

    » The Queen Savang Vadhana Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture will host the "Our Beloved Great King Exhibition" at Ratchaprachasamakhom Pavilion of Klai Kangwon Palace, Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, from 9am-6pm until May 28. The exhibition will display 70 years of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's contributions to Thailand.

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    Carving out history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/03/2017

    » Their skilful hands focused on art pieces they were creating, and their eyes were locked on the details. Their hearts, apparently, were with HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away on Oct 13 last year. At the Fine Arts Department's Office of Traditional Arts in Nakhon Pathom, two groups of 20 men and women from all walks of life brought out their best during a recent audition where the office recruited volunteers to help official artisans build a royal urn and coffin and sculpt statues for decorating the royal crematorium.

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