Red or Pink Paintings from Thailand(22 items)
Welcome to the Red or Pink Paintings from Thailand Gallery at NOVICA.
"For my paintings, I like the northern Thai style because I was born here - it's always in my way of thinking and in my heart."
Popular Red or Pink Paintings from Thailand
'Footprint on Stone'
Rich crimson reveals a tenuous outline beneath delicate lotus buds. Parinya Nanjai depicts the or "footprint of the Buddha." Beautifully stylized with intricately patterned symmetry, this schematized design shows all the toes to be of equal length. When Buddha stepped back onto earth after reaching enlightenment, his feet made an imprint where he stepped, the first and most honored of these imprints being the supposed imprint atop Adam's Peak in Ceylon. These footprints are venerated in all Buddhist countries.
Acrylic on canvas; the work arrives in a frame of rain tree wood.
'The Power of the Elephant'$109.99
Wearing colorful silks, a rare white elephant is an imposing image. Gold rings adorn his tusks and his ankles are encircled with bracelets. Pale skin takes on a regal glow as Parinya Nanjai paints a beautiful image symbolic of power in Thailand. He presents it in a frame of teak and bamboo.
Arrayed in a blue saddle blanket with golden chains, an elephant is portrayed in golden light. Parinya Nanjai paints an elegant portrait of the royal symbol. The first record of a white elephant captured in Thailand was in 1471, and King Borommatrailokkanant took the title "Lord of the White Elephant." In the 1500s, King Mahachakkaphat had seven white elephants in his herd. By the 17th century, elephant hunting was the sport of kings. White elephants graced the Siamese national flags of 1816 and 1917 before Siam was re-named Thailand.
The painting is framed in bamboo.