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Myoe Win Aung, (Burma, b. 1972)
Watercolour ‘Two novices in the rain,’ 2010
size: 50cm x 38cm
This beautiful painting shows two young novice monks sharing a traditional Burmese umbrella walking in the monsoonal rain which sheets across the painting
from the top right corner, their reflections before them as they traverse the water-laden ground.
Signed and dated in the bottom left corner.
Myoe Win Aung was born in Rangoon (Yangon) in 1972. He graduated from the State School of Fine Arts, Yangon (Rangoon) majoring in painting. A protege
of the artists U Lun Gywe, U Kyaw Lay, U Mya Aye and U Thit Lwin Soe, he is known for his composition and most particularly for his watercolours that
frequently depict figures in Burma's monsoonal rain, seen so clearly here. Religious life and Buddhism also are important sources of inspiration.
His works are illustrated in Myanmar Painting: From Worship to Self-Imaging (2006) and Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History (2009).
His works have also been exhibited in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the United States.
References: Khin Muang Nuynt et al, Myanmar Painting: From Worship to Self-Imaging, EvoHeritage, 2006; and Ranard, A., Burmese Painting: A Linear and
Lateral History , Silkworm Books, 2009.
Inventory no.: 1028
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