From the 11th century Bagan was when Theravada Buddhism began to flourish in Myanmar, this way of life, as taught by Gautama Buddha has spread through the medium of art: on the walls of temples and idols made of stone or clay tablets glazed with Buddhist themes scenes in high relief work.
The first temple with murals on the wall or as called son or temple locally yoke illustrated is the Temple Thar Mya Pahto late 11th century, which is believed to be the merit of King Sawlu (r.1077-1084), heir to King Anawrahta ( r 1044-1077), who was a strong supporter of Buddhism and Bagan made a great kingdom.
The other temples of Bagan shows Wetkyi In Gubyauk Gyi, Myinkaba Byauk Gu Gyi, Abeyadana, Thambula, Sulamuni, Paya Thonzu, Nanda Manya, Kondawgyi, Alodaw Pyi, and Pe Ławka Natha Hteik Pan Gu temples; Pagoda Resorts HNA Myet Winihto and laity; Monastery Kyansittha Umin and U Thein Poles room management; all share the theme of the Buddhist story of your life or scenes from the Jataka 550 Gautama Buddha.
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The only place with a secular theme is Ananda Oke Kyaung monastery with wall paintings of the 18th century. Other places of Buddhist worship themed decor of stone or clay are the Ananda Temple, Mingalar Zedi and HPET LAIK Bagan pagodas and countless pagodas and monasteries across the country. Until the end of the 18th century, with the arrival of paper brought by Western travelers, the visual arts were represented more strongly carved in wood or stone.
There was a long and strong tradition in the written language, but the lyrics, usually Buddhist in nature, used to be enrolled in palm leaves dried and cooked; Use the brush and ink in East Asia did not exist in Myanmar, otherwise silk paintings could have been part of the artistic heritage. The only exception was a rare cotton painting discovered in a broken arm in Bagan, which was restored in Rome and is now in the Archaeological Museum of Bagan piece. Maybe it used to be more, to be lost to the ravages of time.
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