This book considers painted representations of characters from the Khmer version of the Ramayana, the Reamker. The book opens with an edited version and translation of the Reamker, written in the early 20th century by Thiounn, Minister of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, to celebrate the painting of the famous Reamker murals on the Palace walls. A catalogue of more than sixty individual characters from the Reamker, painted by Chet Chan (a contemporary painter trained at the School of Fine Arts in the 1960s) follows. This catalogue of characters is accompanied by a illustrated essay discussing ways to differentiate and recognise individual characters. A final photo essay details the process through which Chet Chan makes one of his tempera and gold-leaf paintings on silk.
Access level

Onsite

artist

Chet Chan

Location code REF.REP
Language

Cambodian, 

English

Keywords

paintingCambodia

Publication/Creation date

2002

No of pages

154

No of copies

1

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Introduction
The Story of the Reamker
Characters of the Reamker
Recognising Characters
The Process of Painting
The Reamker: Painted by Chet Chan
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The Reamker: Painted by Chet Chan

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