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A Collection from Ayudhya
Story and Photos : No Na Paknam
Click to Bigger     "Back in those days, art history students had to trace and copy designs from prints by hand, over and over. It was a way of 'memorizing the text' - through repetitive action, with the aid of sight, body, and soul, the spirit is captured and controllable..."

    Equipped with such an all-involving, excruciatingly detailed and comprehensive training background, Prayura's art history thus, did not merely utilize progressive thinking, but incorporated the entire body, through action. In applying this technique with his students, Prayura impressed within his students an inextricable connection to their art history - Prayura's 'art history' was definitely not the run-of-the-mill art course.
Click to Bigger     Prayura's most consistent lesson, as can be gleaned from his extensive writing on the art of drawing, tackled all-elusive 'beauty'. He believed that what is thought of as beautiful should be studied, captured, and thoroughly understood. He believed in investigating beauty, to understand exactly how it was beautiful, and at what points it was beautiful - Prayura stressed that the most crucial undertaking of an artist, is to capture beauty, and apply it elsewhere, recreating the vision...