Simon E. wrote: tidathep wrote:
In Thailand, chakrabhand posayakrit[อาจารย์จักรพันธ์ โปษยกฤต ] is 1 of the best painters....they say that whenever he starts to paint...some super rich people will try to buy his painting rightaway.....Oh I so love all of his paintings
I doubt this is considered kitsch in Thailand. I wouldn't consider it kitsch, either. It reminds me of this...
...and some others I can only vaguely recall from my art history class
It looks hyperrealistic to me. I bet it glows ethereally in person, like most paintings at the Met seem to.
tidathep, does this artist have any paintings of Buddhas? I am fond of some Newar artwork because it looks a bit more realistic than most Tibetan thangkas, for instance, but this Chakrabhand Posayakrit could probably do some super duper thangkas.
EDIT: I Googled the name and didn't really find any great thangkas, just somewhat typical scenes of Avalokiteshvara.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron