After visits to the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, Wat Rong Khun, I was a bit temple-d out so we decided to switch it up a bit during our last week in Rangsit and head to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok. I actually haven’t been to any contemporary art museums because I try to avoid touristy, jam-packed places like LACMA or the Broad as best I can (although I still want to take some basic pictures of all the cool art and sculptures but that can wait). MOCA, for short, houses a bunch of spectacular art pieces and cultural knowledge from Thai artists.
Theme of the next couple of pictures is me and Jess being mezmerized/confused/overwhelmed by all the modern art.
I couldn’t figure out what this picture was for the longest time but then I realized I was standing way too close to the painting. Gotta learn to look at the bigger picture, ya know? #deep
Everything about this painting is just so cute.
Also plenty of sculptures inside the museum-
Probably not PG but I love how some of the paintings in the exhibits are so detailed.
Close up of all the intricate designs.
Okay, if I’m being honest, I’m not that much of a museum person so seeing random stuff like this to the side of the elevator just makes me confused but it’s cool.
Overwhelming paintings but managed to spend about 5 minutes trying to decipher some meanings of this painting-the description also says that there are a lot of Buddhist ideologies and values that inspired this painting, with the pairing of a skeleton (death) with every living thing to represent how there is no life without death. Funny note: I’m typing this while listening to Vanessa and my team mentor, Tripur, discussing Buddhist values and reincarnation (it’s been going on for the past hour and will probably continue for another couple more but it’s actually pretty interesting).
One of the bolder exhibits that had lots of whites, blacks, reds, and gold.
Little Jess inside big egg.
More sculptures right outside the museum…balloons? Nipples? Lotus flower?
I love art because it’s a reminder to find beauty in everything.
Goodnight world ♥