Bangkok Post reviews
Drawing on memories
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: August 8, 2014 at 8:57 am
Their Majesties The King And Queen Having Lunch In The Forest by Piriya Krairiksh.
Siam Society presents "Reminiscence from Corfu to Bhubing 1961-1964", an exhibition of drawings by Thai art historian and author Dr Piriya Krairiksh, until Sept 6.
Held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of HM the King's opening of an exhibition of Piriya's paintings at Siam Society, the exhibition features 84 works, many created while Piriya was living on the island of Corfu, Greece, from 1961-63, and while he attended HM the King during visits to Bhubing Palace in Chiang Mai from 1963-64.
Also on show are drawings he created at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London from 1960-61.
Hmong Mother And Child by Piriya Krairiksh.
With the exception of two drawings portraying HM the King, none of the works in this collection has ever been exhibited before. Piriya's work was chosen for display because of its aesthetic, historical and artistic value.
The former curator of Asian art at the National Gallery of Australia, Piriya earned a doctorate in art history from Harvard University and taught the subject at Thammasat University.
After retirement he became director of the Thai Khadi Research Institute. He has published many articles and books on Thai art, most recently The Roots Of Thai Art.
'Reminiscence from Corfu to Bhubing 1961-1964' can be viewed Tues-Sat from 10am to 4.30pm (except public holidays). Siam Society is located on Asok Road. Contact the Piriya Krairiksh Foundation at 02-655-1073.