When a culture just becomes a series of dusty museums and temples with picture-taking tourists, it dies. It lives when the older people pass on the skills to the young, such as when these boys learn traditional musical instruments in Bangkok, an otherwise very modern city.
The central part of Bali is overcrowded. But just an hour away you’ll find really nice resorts where you can still live the Bali dream, like @wakahotels. Unspoiled beach, quiet, and the restaurant view is just like this picture portrays it; look right onto the crashing waves.
the idea of novelty above all…has struck in the craw of many serious artists who may go their own way quietly.
This huge, and wildly complex, painting can be found along with two other very tall paintings on the top floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Bangkok. This beautiful museum is a bit hard to find but features some of the best contemporary work in Asia.
Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
Minimalism never quite took hold in Thailand, which you’ll notice in particular in Buddhist temples, like Wat Umong Mahathera Chan, a 700-year-old temple in Chiang Mai.
Attention; Hotel and commercial real estate developers. You don’t have to spend a fortune to do something really unique and cool. This hotel in the Chinese section of #Bangkok has a reflecting pool on the ground level, just a few inches deep but a visual treat. #chinatown
Bad art is now studied in the universities, exalted in the media, and is supposed to be politically good for us.
The difference is slight, to the influence of an author, whether he is read by five hundred readers, or by five hundred thousand; if he can select the five hundred, he reaches the five hundred thousand.
So you’re traveling abroad, and you love the local arts and crafts, but you can’t afford the big art. Just go to the place the locals buy cloth to make their own clothes. You can find amazing, limited run textiles, beautiful like art, like this piece from Bangalore, India.