Siam Paragon bids farewell

Art October 06, 2017 13:25

By THE NATION

All this month, Siam Paragon bids its own farewell to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with a series of art exhibitions.



“From Tides to Heaven” shows at Jewel Zone on M floor until October 29 and features an abundance of dok dao reung (marigolds) in full bloom arranged in different forms as a tribute to the late monarch. The marigolds are yellow, the colour symbolising the late King, and are formed in the shape of number nine in Thai script by celebrated artist Chuang Mulpinit. 

Other forms include s white umbrella – a symbol of greatest prestige, a white elephant  a sign of great merit and glory, and a rabbit symbolising the year of birth of the late monarch. From October 27 to 30, the public is allowed to take home a marigold plant for free.

From October 11 to 22 at its Lifestyle Hall on the second floor, noted artist Thavorn Koudomvit will present “Prostration” for which he combines graphic art and painting techniques to portray his appreciation of His Majesty’s immeasurable royal grace. In the exhibition, national artist Naowarat Pongpaiboon also shares 50 chapters of his valuable poetry work “Virtues of the Kings” which was inspired by the late King’s greatest contribution to the country. 

The last in the series is a photo exhibition “Forever in Our Hearts” from October 16 to 27 at the Hall of Fame. The portraits of the late monarch captured by more than 100 photographers including Rachot Visalarnkul, Wason Wanichakorn and Chiranan Pitpreecha will be on display.  

Also included in the exhibition is the exquisite handwoven Persian art carpet bearing the image of King Bhumibol, which took Iranian master Hossein Bordbar almost a year to complete. The nation’s outpouring of grief and utmost loyalty he witnessed during the passing of the King in October last year inspired him to create this masterpiece.