Waso full moon day art exhibition held at Indian embassy

18 July 2019
Waso full moon day art exhibition held at Indian embassy
Photo: Thura/Mizzima

Art exhibition commemorating Waso full moon day was held at the Indian embassy in Yangon on July 16.

Indian ambassador to Myanmar said, “This exhibition is jointly organized by Indian embassy and Asia Art Connect. Today is the full moon day of the fourth month in the Myanmar lunar calendar called Waso. So we show paintings related to religion on this significant day. The objective of exhibiting these paintings is uplifting and promoting the art of these wonderful artists. We are very proud to organize this exhibition on this auspicious full moon day.”

This art exhibition under the title ‘Waso full moon day’ shows 16 paintings portraying Bagan pagodas, Mrauk-U pagodas and Shwedagon pagoda created by 7 painters and it is held for one day.

Painter Myint Myint Lwin said, “I have no words to express my extreme happiness. I have a painting of Bagan pagoda ready in my hand. And also I have Mrauk-U pagoda painting. So they are appropriate for this time and exhibition. And moreover, it coincides with the designation of Bagan as World Heritage by UNESCO. So I feel very happy.”

These paintings are created in different mediums such as acrylic, watercolour and oil.