SOUTH AUSTRALIA – TAASA Review March 2010
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Reflections of the Lotus: the art of Thailand, Burma and Laos Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide 21 May 4 July 2010 Reflections of the Lotus includes 30 of the finest pieces from the comprehensive collection of Thai ceramics at the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying the brilliant artistry and technical virtuosity of Thai potters working in the 13th to 16th centuries.
The exhibition reveals a surprising range of objects, from miniature lidded-boxes and elegant pieces with luscious celadon glazes, to ornate architectural finials featuring legendary monsters, and sculptures created to decorate the Buddhist temples.
Amongst them is an almost life size temple guardian, the largest intact example of such a figure to survive until today...