Why Myanmar Painting Matters?

n writing this piece, I am also trying to convince myself of why it matters. For a few years now, I have been caught up in the exciting and surprisingly versatile performance art scene in Yangon and around Myanmar. I like it because it is honest, it cannot be sold (yet), and the artist cannot hide his or her emotions behind a breathtaking scene of a pagoda at sunset. However, I am quickly realizing that not knowing painting in Myanmar, the country’s art in general can never be fully grasped. Not to mention the fact that, not until you see a real life sunset over a pagoda (and how precisely the artists in Myanmar can capture that beauty in paint) can the skills of the artists be appreciated.

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