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An explosion of emotion

28 Oct 2017 at 04:00

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Preecha is pictured with Explode From Inside, the painting he made the night the king passed away. Pornprom Satrabhaya

When the news broke on Oct 13 last year that the much beloved King Bhumibol had died, the nation was in for the biggest heartbreak of our generation. People reacted with feverish emotion, with some bursting into tears and others beginning to pray. But National Artist Prof Emeritus Preecha Thaothong grabbed his brush and poured his grief onto canvas. He spent that entire night painting and, the next morning, ended up with a portrait of the revered monarch.

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